Odujinrin & Adefulu

Evaluating the Validity of Electronic Signatures

“The coronavirus pandemic has brought about the lockdown of numerous regions. A major concern for parties looking to close corporate financing and general commercial transactions during the lockdown and going forward is the delivery of wet ink signature pages of Transaction documents. As a result, parties are having to, for the foreseeable future, rely on electronic signatures (“eSignature”) appended to documents and circulated via emails, in lieu of wet ink signatures. Accordingly, we have discussed the validity of e-Signatures under Nigerian law, particularly those signed through secured eSignature software such as Docu Sign. Click the link below to find out more about our thoughts and recommendations for parties and regulators.”