Eddy Wymeersch

Shareholder Voting in Belgium

WP 1999-01

The shareholders' meeting is not any longer the supreme body in the Belgian company's organisation: this is the board of directors, to whom also the residual powers would belong. The shareholders' meeting is in charge of all matters relating to the agency relationship within the company and all matters relating to changes - even minor ones - in the company's articles of association.This paper provides a general overview of the Belgian law and practice ofshareholders' meetings. Published: Shareholder Voting Rights and Practices in Europe and the United States, Th. BAUMS