E-signatures—jurisdictional guide
E-signatures—jurisdictional guide

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

  • E-signatures—jurisdictional guide
  • Summary table
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • China
  • Finland
  • France
  • Poland
  • more

This guide sets out how e-signatures are used in various international jurisdictions. The table provides a quick-reference summary of whether e-signatures are used and in what capacity in different countries. More detailed guidance on each overseas jurisdiction covered by the table is set out in the sections below.

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

  Can documents be signed electronically in your jurisdiction, and are such signatures admissible in evidence? Are there certification authorities or other national organisations which verify the electronic signature of documents? Are there any limitations on the use of electronic signatures? Are electronic signatures used widely within your jurisdiction?
Argentina Yes, see below. In order for digital signatures to be valid, they must be accompanied by a digital certificate approved and issued by a state-approved Certifying Authority. No. Although electronic and digital signatures were not widely used in Argentina, with the changes introduced in