Suddenly, with paper-based procurement processes compromised, managers are turning to eSignatures like ‘Doc-U-sign’ and even “sign, scan n send” to authorise contracts?
Mailing contracts around, initialling every page, getting witnesses and mailing stuff back seems archaic [see Peter Macfarlane’s rant on Linked IN recently] but is it the correct way still?
But this raises questions – are e-mail agreements legal? Can you now scan and sign? Can you use digital signatures? Are faxes still the only legal e vehicle still?
What is not only a pragmatic but legally valid way to consummate written agreements and can the circumstances of the Covid-19 crisis allow some flexibility?
Join your colleagues to find out and ask our expert from a top Australian legal firm (conditions may vary in New Zealand)
Your expert presenter
Scott Alden is a Partner at Holding Redlich who specialises in procurement, contract, government, construction, project and administrative law and has a long history supporting PASA procurement events in the past
The time of this session is:
12.00-1.30PM AEST (BNE, SYD, MELB)