24 April 2021

Annual general meetings will continue to be digital

Because of the ongoing pandemic, a temporary law (lagen (2020:198) om tillfälliga undantag för att underlätta genomförandet av bolags- och föreningsstämmor) was enacted in 2020 to facilitate for annual general meetings for companies and associations to be held digitally. According to the temporary law, the board of a company or association can decide to go through with a general meeting without anyone participating physically. The temporary law was initially intended to expire at the end of 2020. However, due to the continues spread of Covid-19 the legislator has decided to extend the temporary law to be in effect throughout 2021. Many shareholders and members of associations will therefore be able to attend their annual meetings digitally also this year. /Dennis Engman