1. What are delegations of authority or signature ?
A delegation of authority is a contract by which a natural person (the delegator) delegates some of his powers to another natural person (the delegatee). The delegation, with its consequences, allows the delegatee to perform a certain number of actions in his name and on behalf of the company. A delegation of signature is an authorization given by a natural person to another natural person only to sign certain deeds on his behalf.
2. The benefit of the process of delegation of authority and signature
Whether your business is growing rapidly, your teams are based in different geographical locations, or your projects involve different departments in your organization, it can be complex to maintain control of the commitments you want to make to each.
Delegations of signature and / or authority allow you firstly to retain a perfect control of the rights (and obligations) of the delegatees. But it’s also a unique opportunity to gain efficiency for your organization. This procedure is indeed accompanied by numerous collateral benefits, by allowing to map your workforce, update your job descriptions, formalize and streamline the authorizations granted. In addition to its contribution in terms of legal certainty, such a procedure must also be considered as a management tool in its own right.
3. LegalUP Consulting’s service
LegalUP consulting assists you in the establishment of adapted legal documents that you can not, unless you have specialized internal teams, draft on the basis of a pre-filled template.
After having validated the necessity AND the possibility to delegate, we assist you in the process of identifying the persons concerned, determining the scope and duration of the delegations, while precisely identifying the rights and obligations of the delegatees. To help you make an informed choice, we will clearly describe the effects of delegations in terms of civil and criminal liability.
With a long experience in huge organizations, we can guide you to more sophisticated arrangements such as subdelegation and alert you on certain restrictions such as the effects of cumulation of delegation, co-delegation or consequences of unregulated commitments in relation to the theory of appearance.
LegalUP Consulting’s service is delivered in three stages, with three calls (telephone or video-conference) allowing a personalised execution adapted to your needs:
First of all, we invite you to book an appointment for an initial call of 15 minutes. Appointments are made via an online calendar which you can access by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page. During this first call, we will present the service offered by the firm, we’ll specify the first documents to send us for the smooth running of the service, and we’ll set a cost estimation that will be confirmed in writing as soon as possible.
We will also take advantage to respond to any eventual questions you may have about the service.
Following the first call, we will send you a quote, a link to make the payment and a letter of commitment that you must return signed by email. Upon receipt of the letter of commitment and confirmation of payment, we will start processing your request. To do this, a second call of 45 minutes will allow us to identify the specific needs of your organisation to deliver a tailor-made service. You may also book an appointment for this second call online, by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page, or via the link we will send you by email following our first call.
After a time period depending on your needs, we will get back to you via email for the execution of the service. You will also receive a link simultaneously which will enable you book an appointment for a third call of 15 minutes during which we will present you the result of our work in a detailed way and will submit you personalised recommendations.