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Can an authorised signatory execute a deed on behalf of a director of a company or would this result in the deed being invalidly executed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 07/12/2017

The following Commercial Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can an authorised signatory execute a deed on behalf of a director of a company or would this result in the deed being invalidly executed?

In answering this Q&A, research has been limited to cover execution as a deed on behalf of a company and does not relate to a deed being executed by the director in its personal capacity.

Companies can execute deeds in their own name and in their own right by way of:

  1. fixation of the company seal

  2. signature of two authorised signatories

  3. a director in the presence of a witness who attests to the director’s signature

As with execution of simple contracts by a company, authorised signatories will be:

  1. all directors

  2. company secretary or joint company secretary

  3. attorneys appoint

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