eSignatures whilst remote-working – are they always legally sound? (VIRTUAL)

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 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-alden-5884432b/?msgConversationId=6552687708580470784&msgOverlay=true 
www.holdingredlich.com 


The time of this session is:

12.00-1.30PM AEST (BNE, SYD, MELB)

11.30-1.00PM (ADL)

2.00-3.30PM (NZ)



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eSignatures whilst remote-working – are they always legally sound? (VIRTUAL)
Venue:
Virtual - at your desk using Zoom
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Start June 2nd, 2020. 12:00pm
End June 2nd, 2020. 13:30pm
Status Open

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Seats 16 persons
Attendees 14 persons
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Category One off sessions
Type Virtual