Ukraine has legally recognized eSignatures since 2003 with The Law of Ukraine No.852-IV “On Electronic Digital Signature.”
The Law of Ukraine No.852-IV “On Electronic Digital Signature” addresses the guidelines for eSignatures that must be met for a contract to be valid.
Ukraine has a tiered eSignature legal model and recognizes digital signatures as a distinct type of eSignature. A contract is generally valid when the parties reach an agreement that is expressed verbally, in writing, by electronic means, or by any other technology, or by unambiguous signs.
In some stances when the digital signatures are required, they need to meet the following criteria to be equivalent to handwritten signatures.
The tiered eSignature legal model in Ukraine allows companies to select the type of eSignatures to use while conducting their business.
eSignatures are not recommended for: