(C) information of a strategic nature (for example, future developments or strategies pertaining to research and development, marketing and sales, new or improved products or services or other matters concerning the Company Groups or third partys planning), information as to employees and consultants (for example, capabilities, competence, status with the Company Group and compensation levels), and (E) information conceived, originated, discovered or developed by you during the Engagement Term.
In the event you are compelled by order of a court or other governmental or legal body to disclose any Confidential Information to anyone other than the Company (and its designees), you shall promptly notify the Company of any such order and shall cooperate fully with the Company (or the owner of such Confidential Information) in protecting such information to the fullest extent possible under applicable law.
Nothing in this Agreement shall prohibit you from reporting or disclosing information under the terms of the MarketAxess Whistleblower Policy, a copy of which is attached hereto as Appendix A.
3. Return of Materials. All Confidential Information, hard copy or electronic documents, records, notebooks, files, memoranda, computer printouts, disks, computer software, designs, hardware (including but not limited to mobile devices and any network related equipment), data, reports, fee schedules or price lists, plans, communications and other documents or materials (including copies or reproductions thereof and documents or information derived therefrom) in your possession or control (the Materials) prepared by you (whether individually or with others), obtained by you or disclosed to you in connection with or relating to your employment or other service relationship with the Company Group shall be left with or returned to the Company upon the termination of the Engagement Term or upon the Companys request. Such Materials shall at all times be the property of the Company Group. At the request of the Company, you shall provide a signed, written certification in a form acceptable to the Company confirming that you have returned any and all Materials to the Company. For the avoidance of doubt, this Section 3 is without prejudice to your obligations and the Companys rights under clause 20 of the Employment Contract.
4. Non-Competition. During the Engagement Term and for nine (9) months thereafter (the Non-Compete Period), you shall not, directly or indirectly, as an individual proprietor, partner, stockholder, officer, employee, director, joint venturer, investor, lender, consultant, contractor or in any other capacity whatsoever, provide services that are the same as or similar to any of the services that you provided to the Company Group in the twelve (12) months prior to the termination (for any reason) of your employment by, or provision of services to, the Company Group to any person or entity: (i) that is engaged in the design, development, operation or promotion of (a) any electronic system or platform, alternative trading system, electronic communication network or other entity that provides fixed income securities (or other fixed income instruments or derivatives) trading services, data or research products, analytical products or other services ancillary to the trading of fixed income securities or instruments or (b) any pre- or post-trade services business for the matching, reporting or publication of securities that competes with the Company Groups pre- or post-trade services business at the time of termination; or (ii) that is a Competing Business at the time of termination of the Engagement Term, it being understood that, for the purposes of this Section 4 only, Competing Business shall