In Luxembourg, both Law on Electronic Commerce of August 14, 2000 (E-Commerce Law), and the Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions (eIDAS Regulation) recognise electronic signatures.
The EU Directive 2000/31/CE on electronic commerce was transposed into Luxembourg law by the E-Commerce Act, a law that was passed on August 14, 2000. It serves as the basis for the Luxembourg E-commerce framework and lays out the fundamental requirements for the use of electronic signatures, the activities of providers of electronic signature solutions, and the supervision of such providers.
Since using electronic signatures and certificate-based digital signatures fast-tracks and makes contracting procedures easier in the given times, they have become more prevalent in its usage in Luxembourg. The legislations that govern electronic signatures in Luxembourg, in addition to the eIDAS Regulation, are as follows:
- The Luxembourg Law of 14 August 2000 on electronic commerce (E-Commerce Law) which transposed the EU Directive 2000/31/CE on e-commerce into Luxembourg law.
- The Law of 17 July 2020 which amended the E-Commerce Law, conforming to the eIDAS Regulation.
- The Luxembourg Civil Code Article 1322-1, which was introduced by the E-Commerce Law.
- Article 16 of the Luxembourg Code of Commerce which states that a document may not be rejected by the court solely because it is in electronic form.