Blogger Archives: Francis Kean

Francis Kean

Francis is an Executive Director in Willis Towers Watson's FINEX Global, where he specializes in insurance for Directors & Officers (D&O) of companies. He joined Willis in 2010 and has 25 years of experience as a leading litigation lawyer specializing in professional indemnity, financial institutions and directors and officers liability in the London insurance market.

James Murdoch Gets His Own Lawyers – But at What Cost?

How can directors best protect themselves from having to pay large legal fees when they find themselves in conflict with the companies on whose boards they sit? Continue reading →

Directors and Officers Left Defenseless

New Zealand Justice

A surprise decision by a New Zealand court has denied directors access to their D&O policy to help pay their legal cost. Continue reading →

Scariest D&O Risk: Insolvency

What should be keeping board members awake now is the fear of finding themselves suddenly shorn of the protection usually afforded by the corporate veil. Continue reading →

Australian Lawsuit Exposes Threat to Non Exec Directors

Man in Boardroom

Remember the legal drama surrounding the directors of Equitable Life and Barings? In both cases the defence of the directors, and especially the non executive directors, was the following: Continue reading →