It looks like former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci's new position with Lenovo has landed him in a spot of legal trouble — Acer is reportedly suing Lanci for breaching his non-compete clause. Lanci left Acer in March of 2011 after several quarters of poor performance and a disagreement with the company's board of directors regarding the Acer's direction. Six months later, Lanci was introduced as a consultant to Lenovo focusing on the development of Lenovo's global consumer business, which Acer apparently views as a breach of Lanci's one-year non-compete clause. The suit was filed in Lanci's home country of Italy, and Acer believes it has a "robust case", saying "we believe Mr. Lanci has clearly breached the terms of the non-compete agreement he entered into willingly." We'll see if the Italian courts agree that Lanci stepped over the line when he started guiding Lenovo's consumer business.
Acer reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his noncompete
Acer is reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his non-compete clause.