In October 2017, the new government presented several intended legislative changes as part of its coalition agreement. In addition, the announcement of the state budget for the coming year included a description of the legislative programme for 2018 (i.e. proposed legislation with a planned effective date between 1 July 2017 and 1 January 2019). In this newsletter we discuss the corporate law-related bills/draft bills referred to in the above two documents. It should be noted that some of the target dates given in the legislative programme are very near (or had even already passed at the time of the programme's publication). Furthermore, the new government's plans must still be converted into specific draft bills and could undergo changes during the legislative process. Nevertheless, the legislative programme and the coalition agreement together give a clear picture of the concrete priorities for 2018.
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