Shareholder meetings are an important platform to allow for members to debate and vote on matters affecting the affairs of a company. Case law has held that the holding of the general meeting, and the right to vote, are a fundamental right of the members.
Hence, it is particularly important to meet all legal requirements for such meetings. A technical non-compliance may result in the meeting being invalid and void.
I wanted to touch on three recent legal developments on shareholder meetings. The issues range from whether there is a need to second a proposed resolution, the powers of the corporate representative, and the ability to requisition a general meeting. Continue reading