Requirement for signature
Dansk ret indeholder som hovedregel ingen formkrav, herunder underskriftskrav, som betingelse for en aftales gyldighed.
Danish law does not as a rule contain formal requirements, including signature requirements, as a condition of an agreement's validity.
Agreements can be entered into even if the agreement is not signed, if the parties' willingness to enter the agreement has been demonstrated in another manner, for example, a verbal approval, a mouse click or implied by the parties' conduct. This general rule can be waived by law or by agreement so that the validity of an agreement is dependent on the parties' signature. There is not however a general legal requirement that entering an agreement requires signature(s) in order to be valid. The general rule applies therefore as the clear starting point of any agreement conclusion under Danish law.
A signature on an agreement functions, however, as proof of the parties' to the agreement's willingness to be bound by the agreement.
Using digital signature from Visma Addo clients can receive and sign documents with NemID, with a fingerprint on a touchscreen or with a mouse.
A client's acceptance of an agreement with NemID, with signature on a touchscreen or with a mouse, is an unquestionably valid acceptance which is binding on the contracting party.
If legislation is introduced that requires signature in some areas, EU member states are, according to the E-Commerce Directive (Article 9) obliged to ensure that such legislative demands do not result in contracts being deprived of their legal effect and validity because they have been entered into electronically, for example by digital signature. EU member states may, however, decide that this does not apply to contracts involving, among others, fixed property rights (excepting rental rights).