The emergency bill on coronavirus-related matters includes temporary facilities to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on various aspects of society. For Dutch companies, the bill includes measures aimed at helping organise and time general meetings amidst the coronavirus pandemic, including the option of holding virtual shareholder meetings.
On 28 September 2021, the eighth extension decree was published moving the end date of the Covid-19 emergency legislation further back to 1 December 2021. This allows general meetings of legal entities to be held without physical attendance.
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In a related development, a letter of 14 June 2021 mentions the government's intention to examine whether virtual general meetings should be incorporated into Dutch company legislation. We refer to our previous article and will update you when further information about this topic becomes available.