Execution of contracts—jurisdictional guide
Produced in partnership with Diego Krischcautzky of Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal.
Execution of contracts—jurisdictional guide

The following Commercial practice note produced in partnership with Diego Krischcautzky of Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal. provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Execution of contracts—jurisdictional guide
  • Summary table
  • Argentina
  • What are the requirements for the execution of contracts by companies in Argentina?
  • What are the requirements for the execution of contracts by individuals or partnerships in Argentina?
  • What are the requirements for the execution of contracts by any other common legal entities in Argentina?
  • Are there any requirements to file executed contracts with any authority in Argentina?
  • Australia
  • What are the requirements for the execution of contracts by companies in Australia?
  • What are the requirements for the execution of contracts by individuals or partnerships in Australia?
  • More...

This guide sets out the requirements for executing simple contracts in various international jurisdictions. The table provides a quick-reference summary of the execution formalities for companies, 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 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.

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.

Summary table

What are the requirements for the execution of contracts by companies?What are the requirements for the execution of contracts by individuals?What are the requirements for the execution of contracts by partnerships?
ArgentinaThe chairman of the board represents the company and therefore their signature is sufficient to bind the company.

However, the company’s by-laws or a subsequent board resolution might grant powers to any other director or attorney-in-fact, establishing a joint or individual representation.
A simple signature will suffice for most types of agreements. Contracts do not need to be witnessed.The managing partner will generally have authority to

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