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D&O and FI Newsletter  - Spring 2022

D&O and FI Newsletter - Spring 2022

  DAC Beachcroft's D&O and FI newsletter features topical issues for our global clients and contacts Informed Insurance delivers fresh thi ...

Directors' duties: duty to avoid conflicts of interest continues after director resigns

Directors' duties: duty to avoid conflicts of interest continues after director resigns

In Burnell v Trans-Tag Ltd and Robert Aird [2021] EWHC 1457, the High Court considered the scope of a director's duty to avoid conflicts of interest u ...

Lloyd v Google - What next for representative Class Actions?

Lloyd v Google - What next for representative Class Actions?

The Supreme Court, in its long-awaited decision in Lloyd v Google, unanimously overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal and refused Mr Richard L ...

D&O and FI Newsletter  - Autumn 2021

D&O and FI Newsletter - Autumn 2021

DAC Beachcroft's D&O and FI newsletter features topical issues for our global clients and contacts Informed Insurance delivers fresh think ...

Competition Appeal Tribunal certifies class action against Mastercard

Competition Appeal Tribunal certifies class action against Mastercard

In December last year, we commented on the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Mastercard Incorporated and others vs. Walter Hugh Merricks CBE, in wh ...

Silent Cyber: What’s all the noise about?

Silent Cyber: What’s all the noise about?

Cyber-attacks in recent months have become increasingly prominent as threat actors have capitalised on the disruption of the Covid 19 pandemic on busi ...

D&O and FI Newsletter - Spring 2021

D&O and FI Newsletter - Spring 2021

NatWest’s dirty laundry: will the directors be hung out to dry?                                                                                  ...

Strictly Boardroom – why dancing around issues of diversity and inclusion is a risk for D&Os

Strictly Boardroom – why dancing around issues of diversity and inclusion is a risk for D&Os

Two events have defined 2020: Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. Whilst these events have tragedy at their core, they have brought into sha ...

Boohoo - A tearful lesson on supply chain ethics?

Boohoo - A tearful lesson on supply chain ethics?

On 24 September 2020, Alison Levitt QC published her independent report into the fashion giant, Boohoo PLC. This followed investigations and a report ...

The impact of the Supreme Court judgment in Sevilleja v Marex on D&O claims

The impact of the Supreme Court judgment in Sevilleja v Marex on D&O claims

The recent Supreme Court judgment in Sevilleja v Marex (July 2020) has narrowed the scope of the legal principle of reflective loss. It confirms that ...