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Securities Regulators Demand Fair Disclosure of Consequences of the COVID-19-Pandemic from Issuers
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, June 2020

Issuers need to make transparent the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their companies. The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) emphasized the importance and obligation of timely and transparent disclosure of “high-quality information” in a recent statement issued on May 29, 2020. It recalled the corresponding obligation for issuers to report on important matters and encourages companies to comply with their disclosure obligations...

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The Virtual General Meeting 2020: Selected Tips for Use in Practice
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, June 2020

On March 28, 2020, the Act on Measures in Corporate, Cooperative, Association, Foundation, and Home Ownership Law to Combat the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic (COVID-19 Act) entered into effect. Among other things, the COVID-19 Act provides for substantial facilitations for stock corporations to hold general meetings. The most important innovation for use in practice is the possibility of holding general meetings entirely virtually, i.e., without the presence of shareholders and their proxies. Ever more large and medium-sized companies are currently making use of this option in the current 2020 general meeting season...

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Establishing an Economic Stabilization Fund for the Real Economy
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2020

By adopting the Act on the Establishment of the Economic Stabilization Fund of March 27, 2020, the German Parliament and the Federal Council established the Economic Stabilization Fund (“ESF”) as a special fund to stabilize the real economy in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the legislature expanded and in part amended the Financial Market Stabilization Act and the Financial Market Stabilization Acceleration Act (now renamed the Economic Stabilization Acceleration Act) as a result of the financial crisis, including numerous amendments to corporate law rules for stabilization measures by the ESF...

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Facilitations for Circular Resolutions in the Gmbh by the Covid Mitigation Act - Overview and Open Questions
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2020

The Act to Mitigate the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Civil, Insolvency and Criminal Procedure Law (“COVID-19 Act”) provides for the option of online general meetings (“virtual general meetings”) for AGs [stock corporations], which numerous small and large stock corporations, including DAX-listed corporations, are already frequently using. While the COVID-19 Act does not grant the option of holding virtual shareholders’ meetings to GmbHs [limited liability companies], Article 2 Section 2 COVID-19 Act provides for facilitating resolutions by way of circulation in 2020...

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Review Periods for Merger Control to be Temporarily Extended
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2020

On May 29, 2020, the “Act to Mitigate the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Competition Law” entered into force. It includes provisions for a one-off extension of the examination periods of the Federal Cartel Office in the context of merger control...

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