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

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Lloyd Freeburn

University of Melbourne

Ian Ramsay

Melbourne Law School - University of Melbourne

Date Written: September 22, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Freeburn, Lloyd and Ramsay, Ian, Virtual Shareholder Meetings in Australia (September 22, 2020). International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2021, pp. 53-79 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3762255 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3762255

Lloyd Freeburn

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Ian Ramsay (Contact Author)

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