Is a document signed with hellosign legally binding?

Morten Kjærulff mortenkjarulff at
Fri Jan 4 13:35:09 CET 2013

Thank you all!

So, a bare email is also legally binding, but it can be hard to proove who
sent it. Same for, it can be hard to proove who really signed
a document there, and it was that fact that confused me, I made "legally
binding" and "proove who signed" the same thing.


On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 10:50 AM, David P Á wrote:

> The directive refers to two types of signatures on article 2: electronic
> signatures are those like me writing my name on the foot of this email,
> advanced electronic signatures are the ones that require certificates and
> so on. By art 5.1, advanced electronic signatures are equivalent to
> hand-written ones, by art 5.2, though, unqualified electronic signatures
> should not be denied legal validity on the mere grounds that they are
> electronic. So without advising to particulars, especially given the
> possible issues with transposition of the directive into national law, an
> electronic signature of that sort is binding, though of course it is
> possible to question whether it really was issued by the signatory and so
> on.
> --David.
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