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From concept to completion: contract execution — some basic rules

For a contract to be valid, binding and enforceable, it needs to be executed correctly. This article provides a short refresher on contract execution by companies. While execution is a seemingly simple process, if the basic rules are not followed, it can potentially undo the intended result of weeks or months of negotiations.

The most straightforward way of validly executing an agreement or deed as a company is to execute in accordance with Section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Section 127 provides statutory methods by which a company may validly execute a document…

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