The following Commercial practice note Produced in partnership with Diego Krischcautzky and Diego Fernández of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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.
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 the formation of contracts in various jurisdictions, see Practice Note: Contract formation—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.
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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them. Practical completion also typically marks the start of the defects liability period/maintenance period.As explained below, practical completion is an
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.You should also consider if the proceedings will be
Who is a fiduciary?There is no comprehensive list of the relationships which give rise to the existence of fiduciary duties under common law. Some relationships are automatically fiduciary, eg those between trustee and beneficiary, solicitor and client, principal and agent, business partner and
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners dealing with provisions in the CPR relevant to cross border matters, including CPR 5.4C (discussed below). For guidance on the impact of Brexit on the CPR, see Cross border
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