ASIC Requirement of WET Signatures

Does anyone know if any ASIC forms require a WET signature - it use to be only Form 362 (nominate or cease registered agent) however not sure if this is still the case…

The best thing would be to take advice from ASIC directly:
https://asic.gov.au/online-services/registered-agents/asic-requirements-for-storing-signed-documents-lodged-online/

Also, here’s the Electronic Lodgement Protocol (ELP) that they reference in the above link: Electronic Lodgement Protocol | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

There may be some instances where originally signed documents within 7 years are requested to be viewed, however you would need to assess how often it would be likely to crop up in your practice and the lifespans of your clients. I’ve never personally experienced a request for documents, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.

Best practice would probably be to ensure that either you or the client have an “original” copy kept with the ‘register’, even if copies are being stored digitally or signed by DocuSign. Really comes down to firm preference and legal advice received for one’s specific situation.

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