How to make the most of electronic signatures

In the context of the Coronavirus outbreak, unprecedented measures have been announced by an increasing number of governments, amongst which there is the recommendation (or even the obligation) to work from home, with often limited access to printing and scanning.

Contingency planning is however not incompatible with business continuity thanks to various telecommunication means, including electronic signatures, which enables the executing of agreements whilst avoiding face-to-face meetings. The purpose of this alert is to describe the various types of electronic signature available under Luxembourg law, to address certain concerns that may arise when shifting to a paperless solution, and to provide some practical tips on how best to face the COVID-19 situation.

  • View a more detailed analysis on the legal regime applicable to e-signatures under Luxembourg law.
  • View our brief overview of the key elements on e-signatures.