Understanding Electronic Signatures in Singapore

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Understanding Electronic Signatures in Singapore


Date published: 26 March 2021


Event Speakers: Ge Xiaomeng, Sharleen Eio and Hazel Ho.



 

In recent years, in line with Singapore’s move towards a digital economy, the usage of electronic signing in documents has become more prevalent. The COVID-19 pandemic and various circuit breaker measures have further accelerated this move towards digitalisation. In this webinar, held on 26 March 2021, we shared, amongst other things, the legal framework for the recognition of electronic signatures in Singapore, the extent of such recognition, the risks associated with electronic signing, and the practical steps that you can take to mitigate these risks.

A copy of the slides shared by the speakers can be accessed below.

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Ge Xiaomeng 1

Partner

    Xiaomeng’s practice is focused on corporate finance, M&A and general corporate advisory. Before joining CNP, she started practice in a leading corporate law firm in Singapore. She is fluent in the Chinese language and has been involved in cross-border transactions in the PRC (including Hong Kong), Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Australia.



    Sharleen Eio Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

    Partner

      Sharleen has experience in a wide spectrum of legal advisory and disputes work, with a focus on civil and corporate commercial litigation. She has advised and represented a number of international companies and high net-worth individuals in complex cross-border disputes. Her experience also includes regulatory and investigatory work and employment law.



      Hazel Ho Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

        Senior Associate
        Hazel’s practice focuses on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity and general corporate advisory. She has over 10 years of experience working in-house and in private practice. Hazel has been recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” for Corporate and M&A practice by IFLR1000 in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Hazel is also named in the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's 21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2020.



        Being a corporate lawyer is more than just translating legalese and churning out documents based on clients’ instructions. Our corporate lawyers understand that their role extends far beyond what is commonly expected. We seek to explore the spectrum of options with our clients and tailor an approach to suit each client’s personality and commercial needs. This is why our corporate lawyers are always keen to learn more than just a client’s business and industry; we want to understand the character of the business through its story and the parties involved in building it.

        At CNPLaw, we aim to forge relationships beyond one-time transactions. We are committed to helping our clients grow their businesses, and play a part in its success.





        With globalisation providing not only a myriad of opportunities but also increased challenges in dealing with the various stakeholders, disputes are bound to arise in the normal course of businesses and transactions.

        At CNPLaw, our dispute resolution lawyers seek to provide support to our clients through the lifecycle of transactions. At the very beginning, we seek to mitigate risk and avoid disputes. However, should it transpire to the latter, our lawyers work closely with our clients to either resolve the matter through alternative dispute resolution matters like arbitration and mediation, or through litigating the matter, either in the civil or criminal courts. We have extensive legal experience at every level of the Singapore courts of justice, and our lawyers have appeared in a number of cases reported in the Singapore Law Reports.





          Practice Areas:
          Corporate and Dispute Resolution