Report: The Use of Electronic Signatures in Authenticating Global Notes: 31 December 2020

In March 2020, governments around the world took action to stall the advent of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) by implementing a range of “social distancing” rules.  These measures have meant that market participants may be unable to print and sign documents with “wet ink” in accordance with usual practice.  In this context, the FMLC has published this paper surveying the position of electronic signatures under key jurisdictions.