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Consultant Non-Compete Agreement

Updated on May 14th, 2022

A consultant non-compete agreement prohibits a professional, hired to give advice, to work or participate in the same business as the hired party. A consultant is commonly required to sign a non-disclosure (NDA) that requires them to keep any confidential information with the utmost secrecy. Going the extra mile and asking for a non-compete may be seen as excessive unless the consultant will be providing work for a long period of time (more than 1 year).

A consultant non-compete is commonly ancillary to a consultant agreement but may also be its own separate contract.

Commonly Used For

  • IT
  • Ind. Contractors
  • Management (consulting)
  • Software Engineers
  • Subcontractors

Attorneys (prohibited)

It should be known that any non-compete that attempts to stifle a licensed attorney’s ability to practice law is deemed unlawful and unenforceable (Rule 5.6)

Non-Compete Clause (consulting agreement)

Non-Compete. It shall be known and agreed to by all parties that the Consultant is strictly prohibited, during the term of this Agreement and for a period of [#] months thereafter, from performing their services related to the following business activity: [NON-COMPETE RESTRICTIONS]. This non-compete restriction shall be for the jurisdiction of [GEOGRAPHIC AREAS].