The Australian government has made significant headway
toward more formal AGM reforms, introducing transitional arrangements that have
helped to modernise shareholder interaction and provide companies with an
alternative to physical AGMs during this time of uncertainty.
However, there is still some ambiguity around the
way forward after the COVID-19 transition arrangements lapse on 5 November
2020. Given the relative success many companies have experienced with online
meetings during the pandemic, it will be interesting to see what measures the
government takes to bring AGMs into the digital age on a more permanent basis.
For many of our clients, embarking on their first online
AGM is uncharted territory. Our aim is to guide and support our clients in all
aspects of planning and execution. Using our depth of knowledge and expertise,
in conjunction with tried and tested technology, we’ve successfully delivered more
than 500 hybrid and virtual meetings globally in 2020, with many more to come.