Increased flexibility for general meetings during the COVID-19 crisis extended until 30 June 2020

29 April 2020

The special regime for the organisation of general meetings is extended until 30 June 2020. Companies and associations that are required to call a meeting before this date can make use of it.

However, this extension does not affect the deadline for the annual meeting: the principle remains that it may postponed for up to 10 weeks after the statutory deadline. For companies or associations that closed their financial year on 31 December 2019, this means that the annual meeting may be postponed until 8 September 2020. In this case, the approved annual accounts must be filed with the National Bank of Belgium no later than 8 October 2020.

More information on the various possibilities offered by the Royal Decree under special powers can be found here.