Dr. Carsten Wettich (Berner Fleck Wettich) deals in issue 9/2020 of the journal “WPg” with virtual general, shareholder and member meetings in times of COVID-19.
The initial restrictions or contact bans imposed in Germany to combat the COVID-19 pandemic make it difficult or even impossible to hold general, shareholders’ and members’ meetings. It is currently not foreseeable how long these protective measures will remain in place. The legislator has reacted quickly to this and has given companies more possibilities to hold virtual meetings without the physical presence of shareholders or members. These are indeed arrangements limited to one year. However, the experience gained will continue to shape practice beyond the COVID 19 pandemic.