Virtual Shareholder Meetings in Australia
International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2021, pp. 53-79
28 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2021 Last revised: 10 Mar 2021
Date Written: September 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to some countries, including Australia, enacting temporary changes to their corporate laws to allow virtual meetings of shareholders to be conducted. The purpose of this article is to identify and evaluate the corporate governance arguments arising with a move to virtual meetings. These arguments include whether virtual meetings increase shareholder accessibility and engagement or reduce the accountability of directors and management.
Keywords: virtual shareholder meetings; hybrid shareholder meetings; corporate governance; COVID-19
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