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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Egyptian courts now recognize that there is no such thing as an “original” email

KUDOS- Egyptian courts now recognize that there is no such thing as an “original” email, Girgis Abd El-Shahid, managing partner at Shahid Law Firm, tells us. Even after the passage of the e-signature law, courts were “reluctant to rely on emails, considering the requirement set in that law to ‘ensure’ its authenticity,” he says, “In this judgment (pdf), the court confirmed that it is unjustifiable for a counterparty to insist on the ‘original’ email to be submitted, as this does not exist. Instead, the court confirmed that email will be relied upon unless the counterparty proves that it is fraudulent.”

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