Merilampi acted as legal advisor to Nightingale Health Plc in the first ever fully virtual general meeting of a listed company in Finland

Nightingale Health Plc’s Annual General Meeting was held on 17 November 2022 as a fully virtual remote meeting in accordance with new legislation. Merilampi’s Attorney-at-law Ari Keinänen Chaired the Meeting and Lawyer Lotta Länsman acted as the Secretary. Attorney-at-law Mikko Laitinen was in charge of preparations for the Meeting.

In the virtual remote meeting, shareholders participate in the meeting through remote access only. In Nightingale Health’s General Meeting, the Auditor, for example, also presented the Auditor’s Report remotely.

Nightingale Health is a pioneer in preventive healthcare and utilizing the new legislation and organizing a virtual remote meeting, as the first listed company in Finland, was a natural choice for the company.

We wanted to provide our shareholders a flexible and effortless way to participate in the General Meeting. With Merilampi’s experienced and professional team the preparations and the General Meeting went straightforwardly, and we also made history by entering the new era of remote meetings made possible by the new legislation”, commented Nightingale Health’s Chief Legal Officer Minja Salmio.

Nightingale Health’s series B shares are traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki’s First North marketplace.

Remote meetings were made possible by a change in the Finnish Companies Act that took effect in July 2022. Organizing the general meeting as a remote meeting requires amending the Articles of Association first. Nightingale Health implemented the change in June 2022.

In a remote meeting, legislation and technology come together in a new way, which can be seen, for example, in the notice to the general meeting, which must describe the technical implementation of the meeting, and during the meeting, when the shareholders’ right to present questions and to vote is realized through the remote meeting platform.

Organizing a remote meeting for a listed company requires cooperation between the company, the legal advisor and the party responsible for the technical implementation. Inderes Oyj provided the technical implementation for Nightingale Health’s General Meeting and the Meeting was broadcasted from Flik Helsinki’s studio in Sanomatalo, Helsinki.

Take a look at our video series concerning the changes in the Companies Act that took effect during the summer 2022 (in Finnish).

Do you want to hear more or, for example, organize a remote meeting in your company? Feel free to contact us – we will help you gladly.

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Ari is one of our most experienced attorneys specialised in corporate and real estate transactions. He has acted as a legal advisor in numerous demanding mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate transactions.

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Mikko Laitinen specialises in extensive assignments that require cross-border expertise in multiple fields of law. He also has extensive experience in questions related to corporate law regarding listed and other companies.

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Lotta works with mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, corporate advisory and employment law.

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Olli advises our domestic and international clients in assignments related to corporate law, M&A and Real Estate transactions as well as in negotiating and drafting of various commercial agreements. He also has expertise in Corporate Governance matters of listed companies.

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