Getting the Deal Through: e-Commerce 2021

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Getting the Deal Through: e-Commerce 2021

Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

Austria; Brazil; Chile; Germany; India; Indonesia; Italy; Japan; Russia; Switzerland; United Kingdom


The set of questions relating to the topic of e-Commerce and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. How can the government’s attitude and approach to internet issues best be described?

  2. What legislation governs business on the internet?

  3. Which regulatory bodies are responsible for the regulation of e-commerce, data protection and internet access tariffs and charges?

  4. What tests or rules are applied by the courts to determine the jurisdiction for internet-related transactions or disputes in cases where the defendant is resident or provides goods or services from outside the jurisdiction?

  5. What regulatory and procedural requirements govern the establishment of digital businesses in your jurisdiction? To what extent do these requirements and procedures differ from those governing the establishment of brick-and-mortar businesses?

  6. Is it possible to form and conclude contracts electronically? If so, how are contracts formed on the internet? Explain whether ‘click wrap’ contracts are enforceable, and if so, what requirements need to be met?

  7. Are there any particular laws that govern contracting on the internet? Do these distinguish between business-to-consumer and business-to-business contracts?

  8. How does the law recognise or define digital or e-signatures?

  9. Are there any data retention or software legacy requirements in relation to the formation

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