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No-Poach Agreements: An Economic Perspective

BY | June 24, 2024

No-poach agreements, wherein competing firms agree not to hire each other’s employees, are potentially illegal under European competition law. This paper examines the rising scrutiny of these agreements in Europe.…

No-poach agreements, wherein competing firms agree not to hire each other’s employees, are potentially illegal under European competition law. This paper examines the rising scrutiny of these agreements in Europe. While the European Commission has not formally investigated any cases, antitrust authorities in Belgium, Portugal, France, Hungary, and Spain have initiated investigations into this type of agreements. The Portuguese Competition Authority’s action against Portuguese Football Le

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