eSignature Legality Summary
eSignatures are legally valid and admissible in the court of law. Panama follows a model where eSignatures or digital signatures issued by a Certifying Authority are considered legally valid. Specific use cases for eSignatures are indicated in the Law.
Under the Panama Law, a handwritten signature isn’t always needed for a contract to be considered credible, and that contracts can’t be refused for simply being electronic. They’ll usually be seen as such as long as legally able individuals have reached an agreement (this can be by agreeing verbally, electronically or by physically signing something). To prove a valid contract, parties sometimes have to present evidence in court.
Panamanian law is a bit different from other cases we have seen so far, since the validity of electronic signatures depends on the importance of the document. Thus, electronic signature is considered generically valid, however, in cases where it is required to perform under gravity signature of an oath, it would be required a qualified electronic signatures.
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