German Corporate Governance Code

Germany
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The “Government Commission for the German Corporate Governance Code”, appointed by the federal government, reviews as a rule once a year the “German Corporate Governance Code” adopted by it for the first time on 26 February 2002 (subsequently also referred to as “Code” or “GCGC”) and modifies it, if required. On 5 May 2015 the Government Commission adopted the twelfth amendment to the Code.

The Code presents essential statutory regulations for the management and supervision (governance) of German listed companies and contains internationally and nationally recognised standards for good and responsible governance...