BOARD: Reform of the Annual General Meeting to be tackled before the Bundestag elections
The general meeting of the future must be made fit for the future, state Dr Christine Bortenlänger and Sven Erwin Hemeling. This requires a legal framework that safeguards investor rights and at the same time creates legal certainty for companies. In order to make the virtual general meeting possible even after the end of 2021, the legislator must act quickly. Even if there is no longer a major reform, initial modernisation measures should be adopted that enable companies to use the virtual general meeting and develop it further step by step.