Restraint of Trade Covenants in Commercial Agreements
 SAL Prac 21
The doctrine of restraint of trade is usually associated with employment agreements. However, it has been applied to a wide variety of commercial agreements in local and foreign cases. This article looks at the enforceability of restraint of trade covenants in three prevalent commercial agreements (namely sale of business, franchise and joint venture agreements) and explains when and why Singapore and English courts have enforced or declined to enforce such covenants.