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Protecting Business Assets

Our employment team can advise you on how to protect your people, data assets and customers. 

Confidential data is among the most valuable assets for a business today. In the digital era, with increasing regulatory demands and evolving cyber threats, organizations must secure their assets like never before. 

Our lawyers can advise on ways to combat external threats such as theft, hacking and commercial espionage − but the biggest threats can come from within. Employees have access to valuable knowledge including customer, financial and strategic business intelligence. Recent years have seen significant growth in disputes around misuse of information and unlawful competition by employees and directors. 

In a workplace transformed by new technologies and social media, with a “mobile first” Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) attitude, privacy and cross-border data protection laws add further complexity. We can help you navigate this landscape. 

Local insight, global resources: we combine a strong on-the-ground presence with the global resources of one of the world’s biggest employment law practices. Teams in 20 African countries mean we understand the political, cultural, regulatory and economic issues that affect this region in particular. 

Key capabilities include: 

  • confidential information and restrictive covenants audit
  • advising on protecting confidential information and restrictive covenants
  • patents and intellectual property (IP)
  • social media
  • global mobility
  • advising on obtaining evidence
  • nondisclosure agreements
  • data protection
  • national and international enforcement 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.