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I am based in the UK and have a UK limited company and have

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I am based in the UK and have a UK limited company and have been contracting to a US company there was a non compete claus in the contracts but it was for 10 years the relationship went sour how enforceable is a cross borders contract?
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : What is the jurisdiction of the contract please ?

I have included the contract

Alex Watts : Then it can't be enforced here.

Hi there Alex thanks for your time today.

Alex Watts : Usa judgments are not recognised in the uk
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Yes I want to know if the company could come after me if I set up company in the uk to do what I was doing for them based on the non-compete details in the contract.


Is there any statute or anything you can point me to just for piece of mind.

Alex Watts : It's a jurisdiction point.
Alex Watts : They would need to issue proceedings in the uk and argue you were bound by it.
Alex Watts : But they only have a USA law contract not uk, so there isn't a lot they can do.
Alex Watts : There is no specific point of law.

So I'm good to go then?

Alex Watts : You are, assuming they even find out of course
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything else for you?

They will they are nasty when it comes to this stuff

Alex Watts : ok

No thats awesome thanks.


I will definitely be using this service again thank you have a great weekend.

Alex Watts : if this does answer the question might I invite you to rate my answer before you go.
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