I am looking to create an online platform that will essentially be a database and offer access for a subscription. I have to hire a developer to do this. I have read about NDA/non-compete (which I already have) and also employment contracts. I am based in the UK but will potentially use an international developer. How does this work legally?
Most international contracts simply require the contract to be legally valid under the jurisdiction of the 2 parties residing countries. This makes things difficult because everything becomes interdependent, and some countries are near impossible to enforce even iron clad contracts. More than likely you will need a lawyer in each country you plan to do business trained in international law. This is about the extent of what I know about international law but you are welcome to contact me as I can usually dig up more information as needed