Currently I am working as an IT Contractor in a company since past 8 months. My contract is going to finish in 2 days time and there is no more extension.
I have been offered a contract from another company which is not an associated company of my current client. Because I have an ex-colleague in that company, they approached me directly and they don't want to involve an agent.
The new company has some relationship with my current client. The nature of relationship is a little bit confusing.
My current client provides infrastructure to the other company and the other company provides software solutions to my current client and few other companies around the globe.
In my current contract there is a restriction block which says:
The service provider cannot enter into an agreement whether directly or indirectly, to supply services of a similar nature to the Client or a subsidiary or associated company of the Client or to the Client’s clients, other than through the Agency.
So the only confusing bit is "Client's clients".
My question is am I safe in this situation if I skip the agent.