Directors & Officers

We advise insurers on D&O and management liability claims and investigations across the world, including policy coverage advice, reviewing liability and defence strategy in overseas litigation.

We act for directors, officers and managers in defending UK civil claims and tribunal and regulatory actions.

Our insurance expertise is supported by our commercial teams that specialise in a range of related disciplines, from employment and health and safety, to civil fraud and data breach.

We understand the importance of coverage issues and the need to resolve them sensitively, protecting insurers’ interests while not prejudicing commercial relationships with insureds and brokers.

Equally, in acting in the defence of claims and regulatory actions, we know the important role that insurers have in their conduct, resolution, and the management of costs.

Our lawyers

Our team routinely advises on actions in other jurisdictions and benefits from the specialist input and support of our international network of full service firms.

Our experience

We have advised insurers on:

  • Policy coverage in a €30million claim against the directors of a Luxembourg SPV, who were alleged to have mismanaged a securitised investment portfolio.
  • Notification and “related claims” issues arising from multiple A$37million claims against D&Os and entities in New Zealand and the Cayman Islands. 
  • Defence strategy issues and the management of substantial costs in relation to PCAOB investigations into a leading accountancy practice in Bermuda.
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