Skip navigation

Proving Intent in the Digital Environment

5th October 2006


Thousands of contracts are agreed daily across the world using digital communications, mainly by e-mail. Legislation has attempted to provide legal certainty in respect to electronic signatures, but uncertainty remains, mainly because the legislation does not always accurately reflect the way in which we use digital communications.
This lecture, which is to be filmed by the Judicial Studies Board, will provide an historical introduction to signatures; outline the legislation passed across the world, and bring attendees up-to-date with case law in the Brazil, USA, Germany, Greece, Singapore, Australia and England and Wales.
The discussion will take a broad comparative approach, setting out some of the practical issues that must be taken into account when advising on the formation of international contracts.


This lecture is eligible for one Law Society (ref: MM/IALS) and one General Council of the Bar CPD hour.

Those wishing to obtain CPD accreditation must register on the evening of the lecture.



Admission Free - All Welcome


RSVP to Belinda Crothers, IALS, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR. Email: Belinda.Crothers@sas.ac.uk Fax: 020 7862 5850

27th February 2018 | LONDON

UK-EU Dispute Resolution Post-Brexit: What role for the CJEU?

Read more

28th February 2018 | LONDON

Competition in Financial Services

Read more

8th March 2018 | LONDON

ITF event: General Principles of Law in Investment Arbitration, and the Hierarchy of Norms under International Law

Read more

13th March 2018

Constitutional Recognition of First Nations in Australia

Read more

27th March 2018

The Use of Force in Relation to Sovereignty Disputes over Land Territory

Read more