The electronic authentic power of attorney for remote appearance presented to all European notariats

David AMBROSIANO
The electronic authentic power of attorney for remote appearance presented to all European notariats

This Thursday, December 10, 2020, the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) held a virtual conference bringing together more than two hundred participants from all over Europe.

Invited to the round table "legal security and confidence in the digital world - lessons from the covid crisis", Me David Ambrosiano, President of the High Council of for the french Notariat, was able to present the electronic authentic power of attorney for remote appearance in place in France since month of November 2020. With the other panelists, representative of the European Commission and representatives of the notarial chambers of Germany, Spain and Estonia, he returned to the notion of digital sovereignty, which is crucial for the notariat, in particular for everything relating to control of people's identity: what tools? what data retention?

In Estonia, remote appearance has been possible since the beginning of 2020. The Spanish notary is working on a large portal which will be the interface between the notary and the corporate clientele: for all procedures in company law. For its part, the German notariat is very active in the online creation of companies. Its product, which is in the process of being finalized, could be available next year.

On December 2, 2020, the European Commission made several important announcements in the field of the digitalization of justice. Large funding will be made available to member states. The use of videoconferencing and the transmission of documents digitally is strongly encouraged. For the European Commission, the health crisis has triggered a digital dynamic for justice that did not previously exist in the whole of the European Union, it is now a question of perpetuating it and strengthening the tools.