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Electronic signature law: A global guide

A comparative analysis of eSigning in over 30 jurisdictions

Global Publication June 2022

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of e-signatures has become the new normal for many businesses across the globe. Understanding the legal framework and practicalities of where they can and cannot be used in cross-border deals is imperative.

Covering over 70 jurisdictions, our interactive cross-border guide covers the laws and practicalities around the use of electronic execution of documents, including:

  • Can electronic signatures be used in legal proceedings?
  • What types of contracts can they be used for?
  • Which areas are problematic?
  • Do local registries (real estate, ships, aircraft, other) accept e-signatures?

The guide can be used to review individual countries and also to create and customise your own comparative reports between different jurisdictions.

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