by Lothar Determann, Baker McKenzie, Palo Alto
These days, companies are pushing full throttle to accelerate their digitization roadmaps. With „shelter in place“ ordinances and social distancing mandates, most workers are at home. The days of closing ceremonies are all but forgotten. Emergencies, challenges and opportunities are popping up left and right. No one has time for snail mail, ink and paper. „Essential businesses“ remain open. But, they, too, cannot easily meet counterparties to sign contracts. Even essential businesses feel an urgent need to revisit e-signature essentials.