Shareholder meetings under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Of interest to all involved in the arrangement of meetings

On 26 June, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act received Royal Assent.  It is a complex measure, making significant changes to insolvency and corporate governance law to reflect the needs of companies and other organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaving aside the significant changes to insolvency regulation, we are talking here about nothing less than a significant erosion – albeit temporary and very necessary – of shareholder rights enshrined in the articles of association and the Chartered Governance Institute has today published a further update to its guidance on shareholder meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic to reflect these changes.

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