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Executing Contracts and Deeds From Home

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June 8, 2020

For a simple contract, executed under English law, it’s relatively simple and electronic signatures are usually valid. This article from law firm Squire Boggs explains the basics. However, the authors note, when the other party is overseas it can be more complicated. By way of example they link to posts that discuss the issue with regard to two European jurisdictions. Deeds, as opposed to contracts, also can be signed electronically, but their requirement for witnesses does present some problems. This article suggests three possible workarounds.

 

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