Q:

Can documents be legally executed through the use of an electronic signature?

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Sandra Norman
The Senate
26 Mar 2020

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  • 04 May 2020
  • Yes

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    Yes, but it varies on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the type of document and type of electronic signature (among other variables). Given the dramatic increase in working from home the question of how to execute documents in these circumstances is of great interest. See the Clifford Chance briefing here for an in-depth breakdown of different contexts and methods of electronic signatures. https://www.cliffordchance.com/content/dam/c…

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    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

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  • 26 Mar 2020
  • Unclear

    Complex

    The question is missing the following information...: This depends on local law, the type of document being signed, the form of electronic signature being used and whether there are cross-border implications to be considered.
    https://www.cliffordchance.com/content/dam/c…

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    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

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