§ 51a Right to information and right of inspection
(1) Upon request, the directors are required to provide, without delay, each shareholder with information on the company’s affairs and to allow them to inspect the books and company documents.
(2) The directors may refuse to provide information or permit inspection if there is a concern that the shareholder may make use thereof for non-company purposes and thereby put the company or an associated company at a not insignificant disadvantage. Refusal requires a resolution of the shareholders.
(3) These provisions may not be derogated from by the articles of association.
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