Age at which a child can sign and enter into a legal contract.


General: A child acquires legal capacity to enter into a legal contract at 18 (unless another age is specifically set out in a particular law).

A child under 18 can enter into a contract (without the assistance of a parental or guardian) if the contract is about the child acquiring rights but no obligations.

If assisted by a parent or guardian, a child under 18 can enter into a contract where he/she acquires both rights and obligations.

However, there are certain contracts into which a child under 18 cannot enter, even with the assistance of a parent or guardian (such as employment contracts when the child is under 15).