Electronic signatures and the use of digital contracts at Ogier

With self-isolation and social distancing now the rule rather than the recommendation, working from home has also become the norm for many of our clients. Although these actions have proven necessary, they also present certain logistical and administrative obstacles to companies continuing their business efficiently and effectively.

Signatories may be forced to sign documents remotely via electronic signature (e-signature). Ogier has the ability, via our IT infrastructure and common use of products such as DocuSign, to facilitate timely sign-off to support completions administered remotely. Our Skype for Business video conferencing facilities allow easy access to our qualified staff, who are able to help on general queries.

Among the issues we have seen raised on a number occasions by our clients over recent weeks are whether they can execute documents electronically and whether they are able to rely on documents executed in such a manner. We have issued guidance in respect of our jurisdictions:

Cayman Islands

Digital contracts and electronic signatures

Guernsey

Electronic Signing

Jersey

Electronic signatures and the use of technology

Get in touch with your usual Ogier contact for more information on how we can help you.

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Disclaimer

This client briefing has been prepared for clients and professional associates of Ogier. The information and expressions of opinion which it contains are not intended to be a comprehensive study or to provide legal advice and should not be treated as a substitute for specific advice concerning individual situations.

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