Guide: Legal effects of electronic signatures in Europe

In this report, law firm Bird & Bird provides an overview of the legal effects of electronic signatures in various European countries.

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Are electronic signatures legally binding?

This guide gives you an overview of the aspects you need to consider when introducing electronic signing in your organization. Focusing on eID signatures (eIDAS Advanced Electronic Signatures) and their role as evidence in court proceedings, as well as enforcing legally signed documents, it helps you understand the implications of digitizing paper-based processes. 

The report covers the following countries: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.

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  1. Can any electronic signature be used a proof in a legal proceedings?
  2. How do courts evaluate electronic signatures as evidence?
  3. How can electronically signed documents be enforced?

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Bird & Bird
is an international law firm with a focus on helping organisations being changed by technology and the digital world. With over 1,300 lawyers in 29 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and North America, we're ready to help you wherever you are in the world.

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