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Developing policies. Handling claims.

 

Royal commissions tend to shake things up. 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 sitting top of the agenda.

As the risks of losses, legal exposure and reputational damage increase, we step into the breach. Our team is fiercely protective of our clients—primary and excess insurers as well as individual directors and officers, from a diverse range of industries. We help them with D&O claims management, policy wordings, coverage advice, defence and investigations.

We’re here to make your life easier. When difficult decisions are needed, we offer practical and commercial advice based on our in-depth understanding of directors’ duties and the latest regulations.

Coordinating the defence of a number of insureds takes skill and a light touch. We work cooperatively with the other directors and officers. We’ve seen benefits in cost-sharing. We know how to preserve the boundaries between different parties.

Clients don’t just ask us to advise on insurance policy wording, operational issues, transactional risk, good faith issues, conditions, exclusions, premium loading and endorsements. We also run training programs for boards on the fundamentals of D&O liability and other financial regulatory issues.

And we don’t just work with insurers. Reinsurers also ask us to help out with reinsurance contract drafting and interpretation and claims advice. When coverage disputes get messy, we clean them up. Multi-jurisdictional litigated and arbitrated disputes sit comfortably in our remit. We take commutations, schemes of arrangement and other any aspects of run-off or transfer of business in our stride.

 

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John Coorey
John Coorey
Partner
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Dino Liistro
Dino Liistro
Special Counsel
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Jon Tyne
Jon Tyne
Senior Associate
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