International businesses have been adopting technology in many aspects of their transactions to efficiently use their time and resources. This includes seeking to execute documents using electronic signatures. For parties to agreements with U.S.-based counterparties proposing to use electronic signatures, this article provides a brief overview of the legal regime applicable in the United States, generally, and in Delaware and New York, in particular. In addition, it provides practical guidance regarding the use of electronic signatures in the United States.
Published June 24, 2020.