Corporate Actions During a Pandemic: Searching for a Balance of Stakeholders’ Interests

Sunday, April 12
15:00 - 16:00

Authorities take unprecedented measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Remote work, social distancing, a ban on mass events and personal contacts except for the most vital. How could joint stock companies and financial organisations take corporate actions in such an environment? Generally, the first problem that comes to mind – annual shareholders’ meetings held in person – is solved. In 2020, the law allowed for annual meetings to be held in absentia and postponed deadlines. But what to do with offers and buybacks, payments under securities and other corporation actions? How to properly allocate material, financial, human resources while in quarantine? How to avoid mass violations of investor rights under the guise of fighting the epidemic?


Sergey Shvetsov

First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia


Sergey Khotimskiy

Member of the Supervisory Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Sovkombank

Oleg Viyugin

Independent Director, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Moscow Exchange OJSC, Independent Director, Rosneft OJSC, Chairman of the Board of Directors, SAFMAR-Financial Investments OJSC

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