Tag Archives: D&O

Insider trading enforcement concerns rise on Supreme Court decision

In a ruling on Tuesday, December 6th, in Salman v. United States, the United States Supreme Court resolved a split among the circuit courts, essentially holding that if an individual gives confidential information to a “trading relative or friend”, it … Continue reading →

Rapports sociaux : Un risque réel en Europe, notamment en France

Si les réclamations relatives aux rapports sociaux ont longtemps été un risque limité aux Etats-Unis (marqués par la fréquence et l’intensité de ces réclamations), l’exposition aux réclamations introduites par un ou plusieurs employés est maintenant bel et bien un risque … Continue reading →

Responsabilité Civile des Mandataires Sociaux : Un marché qui demeure dynamique pour 2017

Le marché de l’assurance Responsabilité Civile des Mandataires Sociaux (RCMS) poursuit sa dynamique et reflète l’évolution des risques auxquels sont exposés les dirigeants et mandataires sociaux, la nécessité de disposer d’une telle garantie dans un contexte de développement international de … Continue reading →

Should general counsel have “overall responsibility” for a firm’s legal function?

Sounds like there should be an obvious answer to the question in my headline? Instead in the case of U.K. financial institutions it may turn out to be a case of “be careful what you wish for”. Continue reading →

First Half 2016 — Class actions are back . . . with a vengeance!

As predicted in my A Perfect D&O Storm (February 2016), this year has seen some rough seas — at least from a D&O liability perspective. Securities class action filing activity grew to more than one-third higher than the 10-year securities … Continue reading →

Pesquisa: novas responsabilidades, órgãos reguladores, e as ameaças cibernéticas continuam tirando o sono dos diretores

Publicamos os resultados de nossa quarta pesquisa anual de responsabilidades civis de diretores, realizada em conjunto com a empresa de direito internacional Allen & Overy. Continue reading →

A new insurance act comes into force–but it’s not that one!

A lot has been written (not least by me) about the new Insurance Act which is due to come into force in August of this year.  It has rightly been described as one of the most important pieces of U.K. … Continue reading →

The Senior Managers Regime – Just a Matter of Doing the Right Thing?

The Senior Managers’ Regime (SMR), due to come into force in March 2016, is the U.K. financial regulators’ response to widespread concern that bank executives were not held personally responsible for the huge losses of the financial crisis. Yet as … Continue reading →

Survey: New Liabilities, Fresh Scrutiny by Regulators, and Cyber Threats Keep Directors Awake at Night

We publish today the results of our fourth annual survey of directors’ liabilities which we run together with international law firm Allen & Overy. Since we began publishing this series in 2011, directors in the U.K. have become personally liable … Continue reading →

A More Litigious China in Overseas Disputes

In its competition with developed economies, China is ahead in some places and behind in others. But in one area they are catching up quickly: the use of class-action law suits in international disputes. Continue reading →