Dating documents english law
This probably means “with effect from” rather than “on”, and so probably don’t fall into the trap described above.
However, if parties intend to rely on this when stating a date different to the signature date, and particularly if the agreement is made under English law, we would recommend using wording that is more explicit than “as of”, such as “takes effect from”.
If there is more than one party, the requirement to sign at the end of the last page of a document is met if at least one party signs at the end of the last page and any others sign on additional pages.
For this purpose the ‘last page’ is the last page containing an operative clause (and not a schedule or annex).
Accordingly, the first signatory must sign a page that contains some operative text from the main agreement.
A particularly challenging feature of the Scottish requirements was, in the past, the inability to execute in counterpart and exchange remotely.This is a point to stress in cross-border closings as the temptation on colleagues from other jurisdictions to tidy up the signing pages across all documents to make them consistent is often strong and all too often this point gets overlooked.