COVID-19: Shareholders Meetings in Italian Joint Stock Companies held through Means of Telecommunications do not Require Physical Presence of Chairman and Secretary in the Same Location
The authoritative opinion of the Consiglio Notarile - while arguably urged by an extensive interpretation of Art. 1, paragraph 1, letter q), of the recent Prime Minister’s decree, in the matter of urgent measures for containment of the COVID-19 epidemic (dPCM of 8 March 2020) - appears to address a long-standing uncertainty in the construction of art. 2370, paragraph 4, of the Italian Civil Code, and therefore appears to have general applicability beyond the current and ongoing health and sanitary emergency.
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