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Are employee’s conversations on social media platforms binding?

The short answer is YES! Parties are free to choose the format of the agreement, as long as the transaction is not related to transfers of real estate, or the content of which does not fall under some other agreement, for which the legislator has intended a certain format (e.g. authorship agreement, transfer of shares not registered in EVK).
That means that all agreements that the parties, or their representatives, i.e. board members and employees, enter into during the chat, have legal significance. A conversation on a chat platform is in a format that can be reproduced in writing, and can, in some situations, be regarded as a declaration of intent.
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LIISI JÜRGEN
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