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COVID-19 and Rulings on Virtual-Only Shareholder Meetings

Changing the Digital Landscape for Boards of Directors and their Shareholders As concerns about the coronavirus spread globally so has legislation to help the world adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States, 30 of the 50 states currently allow for virtual-only meetings and the SEC has continued to promote shareholder engagement, including virtual annual meetings. In Canada, there was a recent ruling by the British Columbia Supreme Court and recent legislation enacted in Ontario, which show that virtual-only…