Common situations in which businesses may be required to use a
notary public include:
- buying a company or property overseas
- setting up a branch or company overseas
- bidding for contracts overseas
- granting a power of attorney to authorise a someone to act on
behalf of the company in an overseas jurisdiction
- in overseas legal proceedings or by a public authority
- making an affidavit or statement to be used in overseas legal
proceedings or by a public authority overseas.
There are also more specialist situations such
as under maritime law, a note of protest is to be made before a
notary public (where due to bad weather or some accident at sea,
damage may have occurred to a ship or its cargo, the note is to
report that the damage was not caused by any negligence or
misconduct on the part of the master, officers or crew).
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with interests or assets overseas.