S&C Critical Insights – Germany Introduces Online-Only Shareholders’ Meetings in Response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, Carsten Berrar, co-head of S&C’s Capital Markets Group and managing partner of the Frankfurt office, discusses a new law that allows German companies to hold online-only shareholders’ meetings. The new law is part of a larger effort by German Parliament to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carsten considers the significant aspects of the law and whether management boards should hold virtual shareholders’ meetings or reschedule their physical shareholders’ meeting for a later date in 2020.