Directors & Officers
Developing policies. Handling claims.
Organisations and their senior leaders are increasingly feeling the weight of expectations and accountabilities and exposures for D&O have been steadily growing. The continued shift from corporate to personal responsibility means mitigation strategies, including insurances, are at the top of the board agenda.
As the risk of losses, legal exposure and reputational damage increase, we support our clients whether primary and excess insurers or individual directors and officers. We help them manage D&O claims management, policy wordings, coverage advice as well as defence and investigations.
We offer practical and commercial advice based on our in-depth understanding of directors' duties and the latest legislation; we advise on insurance policy wording, operational issues, transactional risk, good faith issues, conditions, exclusions, premium loadings and endorsements as well as run training programs for boards on the fundamentals of D&O liability and other financial regulatory issues.
Reinsurers also ask us to help our with reinsurance contract drafting and interpretation of claims advice. We run multi-jurisdictional litigated and arbitrated disputes; we take commutations, schemes of arrangement and other aspects of run-off or transfer of business.
What the market says
Winner—Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards—Insurance Team of the Year, 2022
Winner—Australasian Lawyer Australian Law Awards—Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year, 2022
Finalist—Australasian Lawyer Australian Law Awards—Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year, 2023