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September 17, 2013

Manfred Gentz to be new Chairman of the Code Commission from 30 September

  • Three new members appointed
  • Government Commission welcomes new funding basis

Press release September 17, 2013


June 12/13, 2013

12th German Corporate Governance Code Conference, June 12 and 13, 2013, Berlin

Press release June 12, 2013 (No further regulatory encroachment on companies)

Press release June 13, 2013 (Binding statutory decisions at annual general meetings will not put a stop to excessively high management board remuneration)


May 14, 2013

Publication of the amendments 2013

Press release (May 14, 2013)


February 05, 2013

Proposed amendments to Code for 2013 published

Invitation to send written comments on the proposed amendments and remarks

German Corporate Governance Code (as amended on May 15, 2012 with proposals from the plenary session of 9 January and 31 January 2013)

Explanations to the amendments proposed by the Government Commission at its plenary meeting of 09 January and 31 January 2013

Media presentation (german only)

Press release


June 06, 2012
Press Release
11th Corporate Governance Conference, 13 and 14 June 2012, Berlin:
Guest speakers: Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag, and Federal Minister Kristina Schröder
  • Supervisory board members and executive board members will discuss the topic of "Good corporate governance: Trust through transparency and clarity of information."

April 19, 2012
Press release

2012 Corporate Governance Report
Supervisory board and management board chairs: "Code fulfilling its purpose"
  • Berlin Center of Corporate Governance examining attitudes towards the Corporate Governance Code for the first time
  • Mildly positive code acceptance on the part of the persons concerned
  • Interviewees in favour of rule-issuing competence being retained by the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code
  • Consultation process welcomed
  • Frequency of changes, pressure to adopt the rules and risk of court challenges criticized

March 28, 2012
The 11th German Corporate Governance Code Conference will take place in Berlin on 13 and 14 June 2012. Under the theme, “Good Corporate Governance - Trust through Transparency and Clarity of Information”, the Government Commission of the German Corporate Governance Code has invited international and German experts on national and global developments in good corporate governance for discussions with around 150 guests from Germany and abroad.

February 01, 2012
Proposed amendments to Code for 2012 published

Invitation to send written comments on the proposed amendments and remarks

German Corporate Governance Code (as amended on May 26, 2010 with proposals from the plenary session of 17 January 2012)

Explanations to the amendments proposed by the Government Commission at its plenary meeting of 17 January 2012

Press release

January 17, 2012
Press release
Commission debates changes to Code
  • Recommendation on independence of supervisory board members is confirmed
  • First opportunity to state opinion on proposed changes
  • New Commission members welcomed

July 07, 2011
Statement on EU Corporate Governance Green Book

June 30, 2011
Press release
Statement on EU Corporate Governance Green Book

May 26, 2011
The tenth German Corporate Governance Code Conference will take place in Berlin on 29 and 30 June 2011. Under the theme, “10 years of the Code Commission: voluntary commitment to good corporate governance in Germany – achievements and expectations”, the Government Commission of the German Corporate Governance Code has invited international and German experts on national and global developments in good corporate governance for discussions with around 150 guests from Germany and abroad.

May 04, 2011
Press release
Corporate Governance Code: No amendments in 2011

June 17, 2010
Press release
9th German Corporate Governance Code Conference in Berlin: “European Perspectives of Global Challenges”

June 2010
The 9. German Corporate Governance Code-Conference - "European Perspectives of Global Challenges" - took place in Berlin, June, 16/17, 2010.

May 27, 2010
Press release
Government commission finalises recommendations for more women represented in supervisory boards
Draft of the amended German Corporate Governance Code 2010

February 11, 2010
Press release
Governance Code Commission Sets Agenda for 2010

February 10, 2010
"Qualification of Supervisory Boards"

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