COVID-19: closing finance transactions in the days of social distancing

In this guidance note, we examine the extent to which, under both Scots and English law, companies and their funders are able to operate and enter into contracts remotely

01 April 2020

The protective measures now in force as a result of COVID-19 will have a significant impact on how business is effected and how transactions are concluded. Signing meetings at advisers’ offices are not possible for now and so the need to conduct business and execute legal documentation remotely is crucial.

This article examines the extent to which, under both Scots and English law, companies and their funders are able to operate and enter into contracts remotely.

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Stuart McMillan

Stuart McMillan Partner

  • Banking
  • Energy finance
  • Infrastructure finance

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