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Alternatives and Trends on the Binding Vote on “Say on Pay”

In CapLaw-2013-14 the editors of CapLaw commented on the draft ordinance (the Draft Ordinance) for the implementation of the constitutional initiative against excessive compensation (the Minder Initiative). Following the end of the consultation period for the Draft Ordinance, the final version of the “Ordinance against Excessive Compensation in Listed Companies” (Verordnung gegen übermassige Vergütungen bei börsenkotierten Gesellschaften; VegüV) (the Ordinance) was published on 20 November 2013 and entered into force on 1 January 2014. This article comments on one of the key aspects of the new rules: the “say on pay”, i.e. the shareholders’ vote on executive compensation.

By Daniel Raun/Thomas Reutter (Reference: CapLaw-2014-2)