Thanks for the mail. In the end, the person who signs first is also a matter of leverage and urgency, and as you mention when the buyer signs first, the message is sent that the buyer has more urgency. This is usually not good news to send. The signatory is a person (or sometimes an organization) who signs a contract or contract. If an organization is a signatory, a representative signs their name on behalf of the organization. Signatories must be major and participate in the execution of a document. For example, if you create and sign a preliminary contract with your partner, you are both signatories. Also, before you sign, you should take the time to read the entire agreement. Make sure you have a complete understanding of the conditions and ask for clarification on anything that is not clear before putting your pen on paper. You negotiated an important deal, you reduced it to a written contract, and now you are ready to sign on the polka dot line. Most people think that signing a contract is just a formality.
However, it is important not to close the guard at this stage. Whether you sign the contract correctly can mean the difference between a company in good business or a chaotic legal process. If you signed in the first place and you are concerned that the other party will change or modify the contract, you must still countersign these changes for the contract to be valid. Sometimes what is legally necessary and what is practically advised is different, as in the case of the case, the one who should sign a contract first. As with all contract matters, if you have any questions or concerns or doubts, talk to a lawyer with experience in both contract law and the photography industry. Once both parties have signed, there will be a contractual agreement. If you sign that changes have been made to a contract (particularly if the changes were made electronically and it is not clear that you need to counter these changes), it is likely that you are bound by the terms of the agreement you signed. Normally, the place where the document is signed does not matter as long as each party signs it in front of a witness or notary. And I`m not crazy about rules that say that if you make unilateral changes, if they are ignored and the parties will always have a contract, the parties will not have had a meeting of minds.
Such provisions try to make the most of bad work, but it would be much better to avoid the problem in the first place.