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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 ...

D&O Insurance and the COVID-19 pandemic – claims and considerations for underwriters

D&O Insurance and the COVID-19 pandemic – claims and considerations for underwriters

At a time when pandemic-related D&O claims are already being filed in the US courts, should the D&O market in London be fearing Armageddon? Th ...

D&O and FI newsletter - Spring 2020

D&O and FI newsletter - Spring 2020

There is now a “dominant purpose” test for legal advice privilege – some practical points in the corporate and D&O context ‘Litigation’ pri ...

D&O and FI Newsletter - Autumn 2019

D&O and FI Newsletter - Autumn 2019

FedEx securities class action following the NotPetya cyberattack - implications for D&O insurance   Cyber- security related incidents fr ...

Climate change for senior managers - Deadline for PRA risk management compliance passes

Climate change for senior managers - Deadline for PRA risk management compliance passes

Earlier this year, the Prudential Regulatory Authority (“PRA”) published a supervisory statement (SS3/19) entitled “Enhancing banks’ and insurers’ app ...

Class Actions in the English Courts – Update

Class Actions in the English Courts – Update

While class-actions are not (yet) a recognised key feature of the English legal system, as they are in the US or Australia, pressure is growing in the ...

Directors and Officers and Financial Institutions - Autumn 2018

Directors and Officers and Financial Institutions - Autumn 2018

DAC Beachcroft's D&O and FI newsletter features topical issues for our global clients and contacts INSIGHTS Senior managers must prepare for i ...