Execution of contracts—jurisdictional guide
Execution of contracts—jurisdictional guide

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

  • Execution of contracts—jurisdictional guide
  • Summary table
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • 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?
Argentina The 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