Coronavirus and civil procedure – Litigation risks of annual general meetings under the COVID-19 Act in Germany

The law to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in civil, insolvency and criminal procedure law (COVID-19 Act, in German: Gesetz zur Abmilderung der Folgen der COVID-19-Pandemie im Zivil-, Insolvenz- und Strafverfahrensrecht (COVID-19-Gesetz)) of 28 March 2020 makes it easier to convene and conduct annual general meetings, but also entails risks of rescission and liability. The management board is required to take appropriate measures to prevent such risks.

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