On 2 October 2015 the European Commission (EC) organizes a conference on adapting company law and corporate governance to the digital world.According to the program the attendants will discuss the following subjects:
- Digitalisation of company law
- Digitalisation in corporate governance
- Digital solutions to provide better information on companies and their structures
Introduction on the EC-site:
Conference on Company Law in the Digital Age
Adapting company law and corporate governance to the digital world
Brussels, 2 October 2015
Digitalisation is one of the top priorities of the Juncker Commission and a policy package on the Digital Single Market was presented by the Commission in May 2015. The Green Paper on Capital Markets Union (published in February 2015) also recognized digitalisation as one of the key drivers for integration of capital markets.
European and national company law needs to keep pace with technological developments, to ensure that companies, citizens and authorities fully benefit from the possibilities offered by the Digital Age. The Commission is therefore planning to look into existing rules in this field to assess to what extent they integrate the benefits of digital technologies.
Possible future initiatives for the digitalisation of company law and corporate governance could cover a number of areas such as: online registration of companies; electronic submission of documents; electronic voting systems for companies’ stakeholders; digital solutions to allow access to more meaningful and comprehensive information on European companies and their structures. The conference is expected to provide an important input into this work.
The conference aims to bring together relevant stakeholders to discuss recent developments, remaining problems and necessary changes as regards digitalisation of company law and corporate governance. The event will include presentations on existing practices and experiences, and will be an opportunity to exchange concrete ideas for future work at EU level in this area.