Who does company information and business opportunities belong to?
Companies, partners, shareholders, employees. Any of them may have a claim to the confidential information or opportunities of a business, depending on the circumstances.
The law here is an amalgam of employment obligations, the duty of confidence, fiduciary duties, the law of invention, an individual’s right to pursue their chosen profession, and the common law presumption that free commerce should be encouraged.
If you have a question about how any of this might apply to you or your business, you are very welcome to get in touch.Connect