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Can the shareholders seek to vote on a matter during the course of a general meeting if only the general nature of the matter has been described in...
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How might a public company hold an electronic general meeting (including an AGM)?Electronic general meetings (including AGMs)2016 saw the first...
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Can a general meeting (for a public unlisted company) be held outside of the UK?If the articles of association are silent regarding where the general...
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How should a company record and validate the minutes of meetings?Sections 248 and 355 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) respectively provide that...
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Who can speak and ask questions at a general meeting?Unless the articles expressly state otherwise, every member entitled to attend and vote at a...
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What practical measures might be employed to handle disruption at a general meeting?It is the chair's duty to keep order at a general meeting. The...
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What is the role of the chair at a general meeting?Subject to any provisions in the company's articles which provide otherwise:•a shareholder may be...
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Is it possible for 5% of the members of a company limited by guarantee (15 members of a company with 300 members) to pass a special resolution to...
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Is a general meeting of the members valid if no chair is appointed?It has been assumed for the purposes of this Q&A that the company is a private...
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Can shareholders pass an ordinary resolution without recourse to the company directors or even providing them with prior notice of the meeting?For the...
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Do abstentions ever count as a vote against?Whether or not an abstention would be included in the total votes from which a given majority was required...
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Can the articles of association have a bespoke quorum provision for an adjourned general meeting?A general meeting (including an AGM) must satisfy the...
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Can a company’s articles of association provide for automatic (default) poll voting?There appears to be no legal or regulatory prohibition against a...
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What is a procedural motion in the context of a general meeting?A procedural motion is a motion which impacts upon the procedure being followed in the...
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