Tag Archives: D&O

Belgium chooses a different path on personal accountability with a cap on director liability

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Will Belgium's law that caps directors’ liability be a sign of things to come from other countries? Continue reading →

A serious warning from the New Zealand courts for directors of subsidiaries of foreign-owned parents

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In a globalized economy, directors of foreign-owned companies need to consider the impact of foreign law, regulation and practice governing the parent. Continue reading →

Cyber ranks highest among directors’ concerns in a crowded field

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Hot off the press, our latest Directors’ Liability Survey and review of the legal and regulatory landscape affecting directors and senior executives makes for fascinating reading. This is the sixth collaboration between Willis Towers Watson and international law firm Allen … Continue reading →

Do D&O insurance policies cover claims for ‘damages’ brought by insolvency practitioners?

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With D&O policies becoming longer and more complex, an increase in claims activity and signs that the market may be hardening, the need to focus on the important stuff has never been greater. I have often blogged before about the … Continue reading →

Is Belgium pitching for more company head offices with new law limiting director liabilities?

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With a lot of attention right now on head office location, not least in the context of BREXIT and passporting under European Union rules, there may be a new factor to bear in mind. My thanks go to Bart Vanstaen … Continue reading →

Should insurers settle a directors’ obligation to repay defense costs after criminal conviction?

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With the threat and reality of high profile white-collar criminal proceedings being brought against directors of very large companies in the U.K., it’s worth highlighting one extension of cover under directors and officers (D&O) liability policies that may not receive … Continue reading →

Seeking cover in the new senior managers’ regime

Despite all the talk about personal accountability at board-level by politicians and regulators, there have been very few instances of prosecutions or enforcement against the senior managers of banks and other financial institutions. So, is there really any reason for … Continue reading →

Les risques-cyber en pratique

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Il ne se passe pas de semaine sans que les risques Cyber ne fassent parler d’eux. Ainsi, le Gouverneur de la Banque de France Villeroy de Galhau a  profité de la tribune que lui offrait le Paris Fintech Forum fin … Continue reading →

L’exposition aux Risques Cyber plus sensible en période de déclaration fiscale

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Les sociétés sont plus ou moins exposées aux risques Cyber en fonction de leur activité, du type et du nombre de données qu’elles détiennent et de la dépendance de leur activité au bon fonctionnement de leurs systèmes d’information. Cependant, quel … Continue reading →

Disruptive change and animal spirits stoke D&O risk

After escalating D&O risk in 2016, buyers will be looking for a reprieve in 2017. They may be disappointed. Continue reading →