Update Let’s get digital – A practical view: COVID – 19 Crisis versus general meeting
Updated statement following the publication in the annexes to the Belgian Official Gazette of the Royal Decree of 28 April 2020 extending the measures taken by the Royal Decree No. 4 of 9 April 2020. The Royal Decree No. 4 has introduced alleviating measures enabling companies to organise their general meetings without violating the mandatory rules to combat the COVID-19 virus. The Royal Decree of 28 April 2020 has extended the temporal scope of the exemption until 30 June 2020. However, the extension until 30 June 2020 does not affect the deadline for the annual general meeting. The principle remains that the meeting may be postponed for a maximum of 10 weeks after the deadline permitted by law.