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In-Person Signing Requirements During COVID-19; are E-Signatures the Solution for Each Kind of Transaction?


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 89 minutes
Recorded Date: May 15, 2020
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Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Brazilian law specifics and requirements
  • US Law law specifics and requirements
  • Chinese law specifics and requirements
  • French specifics and requirements
  • Dutch law specifics and requirements
  • Discussion & Closing
Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes
Recorded: May 15, 2020

Description

How to fulfill documentary requirements in jurisdictions where physical presence and signatures are required, now that we have to cope with physical social distancing due to COVID-19. Think of – for example - notarizations or government agencies requiring signatories to appear in person.

In this program you will hear from the panel, which is composed of lawyers form the different continents, whether e-signatures can be the answer for all kinds of transactions.

This program was recorded on May 15th, 2020.

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American Bar Association

Panelists

Scott Guan

Equity Partner
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Dr. Guan has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, anti-trust, private equity investments, resolution of complex cross-border disputes, and general corporate, contract, IP and business advice. Dr. Guan’s clients are in various sectors including manufacturing, chemical products, technology, telecom, Internet, online game, publication, education, entertainment and sports, natural resource, energy, distribution and retail, construction, real estate, financial service, private equity investment, and professional service.

Paula Vieira de Oliveira

Partner
Mattos Filho Advocates

Paula has experience in national and international mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments in Brazil, and commercial contracts involving public and private companies in all sectors and industries. She also represents managers and shareholders in regulatory matters in the corporate area.

Lawrence I. Safran

Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP

Lawrence Safran is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Safran is a member of the firm's Finance Department and the Aircraft Finance, Banking, Project Finance and Structured Finance & Securitization practices. This area includes a wide variety of commercial law issues. Special emphasis is placed on those issues arising under Article 9 (secured transactions) and Article 8 (investment securities) of the Uniform Commercial Code although the practice also includes Article 2 (sales of goods), Article 3 (negotiable instruments), Article 5 (letters of credit), Article 6 (bulk sales) and Article 7 (documents of title).

Mr. Safran advises clients on commercial law and personal property transfer issues in connection with credit facilities, second lien bond transactions, project financings, real estate securitizations, collateralized debt obligations, credit card and other receivables financings and other structured financing arrangements.

Antoine Tezenas Du Montcel

Partner
Gide Loyrette Nouel

Partner, admitted to the Paris Bar since 2002, Antoine Tézenas du Montcel is a member of the Mergers Acquisitions practice group. His practice covers mergers and acquisitions, company law and securities law. He mainly works on mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on listed companies. He also has experience in IPOs, securities offerings and private investments in public equity.

His recent assignments include advising Legrand on the acquisition of a majority stake in the listed company Debflex (2018); LFPI on acquiring a stake in the listed company Umanis (2018); Les Mousquetaires on the acquisition of Bricorama (2017); Debiopharm Holding on the sale of its stake in the listed property company Eurosic to Gecina (2017); Michelin on the simplified tender offer launched over SIPH (2017); Zimmer Biomet on its acquisition of a controlling stake in the listed company Medtech followed by a public tender offer on the remaining shares of Medtech (2016); Furui Medical on its investment in the listed company Median Technologies (2016); Tinavi Medical on its investment in the share capital of the listed company Spineway (2016); Debiopharm Holding on its investment in Eurosic (2016); HNA Tourism Group on its investment in the listed company Pierre & Vacances (2016); IDG Capital Partners on its investment in the listed company Parrot (2015); Cisco in the context of the sale of its Connected Devices division to the listed company Technicolor (2015); Groupe Visiodent on the simplified tender offer launched over Visiodent (2014); CNIM in the scope of the takeover bid initiated by Soluni (2014); Boursorama in the context of the simplified tender offer launched by Société Générale (2014).

He is a graduate of the University Paris II Assas with a Magistère de Juriste d'Affaires - D.J.C.E.

Bastiaan Cornelisse

Partner
Loyens & Loeff

Bastiaan has experience in reorganising and restructuring companies, joint ventures, mergers, demergers and acquisitions and creating corporate structures. He worked at the Paris office for three years and is still a member of Region Team France. In such capacity he still works on a regular basis from the Paris office to serve his clients that are based in France.


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