Out of sight, but not out of mind: alternatives to physical attendance at general meetings

Out of sight, but not out of mind: alternatives to physical attendance at general meetings

The need for legal alternatives to physical attendance at general meetings of companies or (international) non-profit organizations (“(I)VZW”), became more relevant than ever the past year. The Company’s Code, respectively the CCA, already included an array of options to address this problem even before it became an issue within the context of the Covid-19 crisis, some of these options only applicable to companies. The Law of 20 December 2020 (Belgian Official Gazette of 24 December 2020) on various temporary and structural provisions on justice in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, introduces a certain…


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Conflicts of interest under the new CAC - new rules, new questions and points of attention

Conflicts of interest under the new CAC – new rules, new questions and points of attention

The regulation set out in the Companies Code (CC) to manage conflicts of interest in cases of directors having conflicting proprietary interests is complicated, since it depends on the situation. Just think about the appointment of an ad hoc trustee in private limited companies (‘BVBA’ / ‘SPRL’) having no collegial board; the duty to abstain imposed on directors of listed public limited companies (‘genoteerde NV’ / ‘SA noteé’) which does not apply on directors of unlisted companies; the lack of statutory regulation for directors of non-profit organizations (‘VZW’ / ‘ASBL’) – the list goes on. The legislator has taken the…


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