Directors and officers liability

We have one of the most experienced teams in directors and officers (D&O) liability in the market, having been involved in the creation of the first D&O insurance product in the UK.

Our global team of insurance practitioners represent insurers throughout the world involving the liability of directors and officers at public companies, private companies, nonprofit entities, investment trusts, mutual funds, hedge funds, as well as limited and general partnerships. We assess coverage, prepare coverage opinions, and investigate D&O liability claims, as well as defend coverage actions in courts and at arbitration.

The global team act for directors and officers, as well as their companies, in a wide range of industries - in both the civil and criminal arena. This includes the defence of claims, and managing, monitoring and coordinating the defence in many jurisdictions.

Many of the claims we manage are complex or have an international aspect. We have been instructed on many of the London, US and Bermuda markets most high-profile claims. Our global network of offices and associate offices enable us to handle matters for clients seamlessly, wherever they may occur in the world.

We also regularly defend managers and entities in connection with wrongful trading/insolvency claims, employment, health and safety, white collar crime, civil fraud, regulatory and environmental matters.

Our strong insurance and commercial departments are able to provide support where particular experience is required.

Our team's D&O experience

  • Advising insurers and reinsurers on coverage issues
  • Prosecuting and defending coverage actions in court and arbitration
  • Drafting policy wordings
  • Monitoring and liaising with defence lawyers to promote cost effective claims resolutions
  • Advising and defending D&O third party claims
  • Advising directors and officers in regulatory investigations and proceedings.
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Our directors and officers liability experience

Market recognition
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    Top Tier Firm

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020