COVID-19: Temporary Legislation

Virtual meetings made possible


To slow down the rap­id spread­ing of the coronavir­us (COVID-19), the Dutch gov­ern­ment has restric­ted the pos­sib­il­ity to hold phys­ic­al meet­ings for a cer­tain peri­od of time. On April 21, 2020 a bill con­tain­ing tem­por­ary legis­la­tion was passed by the Dutch Senate. The legis­la­tion allows for tem­por­ary devi­ation from cer­tain art­icles in the Dutch Civil Code and the art­icles of asso­ci­ation of a com­pany to make it pos­sible to hold vir­tu­al gen­er­al meet­ings and to have the term for the pre­par­a­tion of the annu­al accounts exten­ded by the board of dir­ect­ors.

Read more about the tem­por­ary legis­la­tion in below Law Alert.