Indian Partnership Act, 1932
11. Determination of rights and duties of partners by contract between the partners
Subject to the provisions of this Act, the mutual rights, and duties of the partners of a firm
may be determined by contract between the partners, and such contract may be expressed or may be implied by a course of dealing.
Such contract may be varied by consent of all the partners, and such consent may be expressed or may be implied by a course of dealing.
Agreements in restraints of trade-Notwithstanding anything contained in section 27 of the
Indian Contract Act, 1872 (9 of 1872), such contracts may provide that a partner shall not carry on any business other than that of the firm while he is a partner.