Russian limited liability companies and joint-stock companies are allowed to have shareholders’ meetings via absent voting.

The new regulation shall be valid up to December 31, 2022 and apply regardless of the items on agenda.

The regulation was introduced as the anti-COVID measure (same as in 2021).

A joint-stock company needs a decision of its board of directors and a limited liability company needs a decision of its CEO to have the shareholders’ meeting in form of an absent voting.