Contract formation—jurisdictional guide
Contract formation—jurisdictional guide

The following Commercial guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Contract formation—jurisdictional guide
  • Summary table
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Finland
  • France
  • Poland
  • Taiwan

This guide sets out the requirements for the formation of contracts in various international jurisdictions. The table provides a quick-reference summary of the requirements of binding contract, individuals and partnerships in different countries. More detailed guidance on each overseas jurisdiction covered by the table is set out in the sections below.

For information on the execution of contracts in various jurisdictions, see Practice Note: Execution of contracts—jurisdictional guide.

For information on execution of deeds in various jurisdictions, see Practice Note: Execution of deeds—jurisdictional guide.

For information on electronic signatures in various jurisdictions, see Practice Note: E-signatures—jurisdictional guide.

Please note that this is intended as an introductory guide only and local advice from appropriate legal professionals in the relevant country should be sought where appropriate.

Summary table

  What are the basic requirements for the formation of a binding contract? Is there any obligation to use good faith during pre-contract negotiations? Is it possible to conclude contracts electronically (eg online) If yes, do any additional requirements apply?
Argentina —offer
—intention to create legal relations
Yes, see below. Yes, in contracts