C: DECISION-MAKING AT SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETINGS

1: INTRODUCTION TO DECISION-MAKING AT SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETINGS

81 Introduction

Unlike the 1985 Act which recognised annual general meetings and extraordinary general meetings, the Companies Act 2006 merely refers to ‘general meetings’1. This is partly because private companies are no longer required to have an annual general meeting. The Act still makes provision for class meetings2 and presumably, joint meetings will continue to be possible if all the necessary parties agree.

There is nothing to prevent a company defining ‘general meeting’ in its articles of association, or restricting it, or, if necessary, extending the classes of persons who may

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