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The efficacy of e-signatures

By Senior Finance Counsel Diccon Loxton (view CV)

There are significant commercial benefits in executing documents electronically, and Allens has adopted e-signature (using DocuSign) as a service to clients. Allens Senior Finance Counsel, Diccon Loxton, has written an article in two parts that examines the efficacy of e-signatures, and concludes that they are effective, including under s127 of the Corporations Act 2001 and (in various circumstances) deeds. The article has now been published in full in the February and March editions of the Australian Law Journal.

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This article first appeared in the Australian Law Journal 91 (2017).

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