You shall not, directly or indirectly, without prior written consent of NFE, at any time during your employment hereunder (including any Notice Period), provide consultative services to, own, manage, operate, join, control, participate in, be engaged in, employed by or be connected with, any business, individual, partner, firm, corporation, or other entity that directly or indirectly competes with (any such action, individually, and in the aggregate, to “compete with”), any of NFE or its affiliates (the “NFE Group”).
You hereby agree that if you resign your employment or are terminated for Cause (as hereinafter defined), for twelve (12) months thereafter (which twelve (12) month period shall be inclusive of the Notice Period (as defined above)), you shall not directly or indirectly provide consultative services to, own, manage, operate, join, control, be employed by, participate in, or be connected with, any business, individual, partner, firm, corporation, or other entity that directly or indirectly competes with the business of the NFE Group.
You further agree that you shall not, directly or indirectly, for your benefit or for the benefit of any other person (including, without limitation, an individual or entity), or knowingly assist any other person to during your employment with NFE and for twelve (12) months thereafter, in any manner, directly or indirectly:
(a) hire or solicit the employment or services of any person who provided services to NFE or any member of the NFE Group, as an employee, independent contractor or consultant at the time of the termination of your employment with NFE or within six (6) months prior thereto;
(b) solicit any person who is an employee of NFE or any member of the NFE Group to resign from NFE or any member of the NFE Group or to apply for or accept employment with any enterprise;
(c) solicit or otherwise attempt to establish any business relationship (in connection with any business in competition with NFE or any member of the NFE Group) with any limited partner, investor, person, firm, corporation or other entity that is, at the time of your termination of employment, or was a client, investor or business partner of NFE or any member of the NFE Group; or
(d) interfere with or damage (or attempt to interfere with or damage) any relationship between NFE and any member of the NFE Group and their respective clients, investors, business partners, or employees.