Tag Archives: D&O

What Impact Will the Senior Managers Regime Have on Internal Investigations Involving Senior Employees?

Imagine you are a designated senior manager or perhaps simply someone subject to the Financial Conduct Authority’s new certification regime. Out of the blue, you are asked to attend a meeting with the company’s general counsel. After the initial pleasantries … Continue reading →

U.K. Bribery Act: SFO Flexes its Extraterritorial Muscles to Good Effect

For a little while the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been hinting that it has a number of Bribery Act cases in the pipeline, and now we have our first conviction in the U.K. of a company under Section 7 … Continue reading →

Who Wants to Be a Non-Executive Director in a Financial Services Firm?

This is not the title of a new game show. Instead it’s a question of vital interest to the regulators and stakeholders of financial services (FS) firms. That’s because under the unitary board system, non-executives are expected to play an important … Continue reading →

A Perfect D&O Storm

Economic headwinds, individual accountability and disruptive change, like forces of nature, are converging in a way that could change the game for directors & officers (D&O) risk. Continue reading →

Quais são os riscos emergentes de 2016?

O mundo está avançando em um ritmo acelerado e a inovação é convidada a estar na mesma velocidade, incentivando as empresas a saltar em águas não navegadas. As novas tecnologias, sejam destrutivas ou apenas uma nova forma de fazer negócios, … Continue reading →

What risks will emerge in 2016?

Our world is advancing at a pace that invites innovation at breakneck speed, encouraging companies to jump into untested waters. Whether it is new, disruptive technologies – such as drones – or just a new way of doing business – such … Continue reading →

Ignorance No Defence for Company Directors: An Unseasonal Reminder

layoffs

How many of you know what Section 194 of the 1992 Trade Unions and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act says? I certainly didn’t until I saw that criminal charges had been brought against company directors in what is thought to be … Continue reading →

Collateral Damage to Reputation: The Fight Back Continues

I’ve blogged before about the risk of collateral damage to reputation for individuals caught up in regulatory enforcement activity involving their employers. Now a new and successful challenge has been made by a manager of a major investment bank against … Continue reading →

Two of the Most Important Pieces of Cyber Legislation Ever

A bit like London buses—you wait for ages and then two come along—two of the most significant pieces of European legislation ever affecting cyber liability have been announced by the European Commission in the last week. Continue reading →

Maritime Corporate Risk Now Has a Human Face in an Increasingly Difficult Regulatory Environment

Huge ships in port

The regulatory tides have recently shifted toward holding top management more accountable for company performance at a time when the insurance products which cover the liability of directors and officers (D&O) are steadily growing in complexity. Continue reading →