Monthly Archives: September 2015

Costs savings and legalisation

Monday, 21 September, 2015

Across the world, bodies receiving documents that have been notarially attested often require then to be ‘legalised’. This is an internationally recognised process whereby the notary’s seal and signature (or sometimes that of another public officer) are verified at governmental level in the notary’s country. It is not the verification of the document itself – that is done by the notary – but of the notary’s existence and attestation. Continue reading

Company documents for Germany & other European countries

Monday, 14 September, 2015

Care needs to be taken when an English company is preparing to sign a company power of attorney or other document that has been drafted by lawyers in Germany and other European countries. In those countries, companies are often represented by a managing director, whose signing power is a matter of public record and who signs in that capacity. Continue reading