The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the global economy and flow of capital and people. Business organisations are facing unprecedented challenges given the incoming wave of economic recession. Corporate law is critical in allowing businesses to respond quickly to these challenges. This session explored important issues in corporate law that can help alleviate the difficulties caused by the pandemic. These issues include the use of electronic and virtual meetings for the board and general meetings; the appropriateness of corporate actions in fighting the pandemic from a corporate social responsibility perspective; and adjustments to multinational corporations to reflect new medical law standards under the pandemic.
Associate Professor Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng hosted a panel of eminent corporate scholars from the Asian Pacific region to discuss the issues mentioned above and their implications to the whole region. He was joined by Associate Professor I-Tzu Su of National Chung Hsing University, Assistant Professor James Zeng of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Associate Professor Christopher Chen Chao-hung of Singapore Management University.