Directors and Officers Insurance

Key Contact

Andrew Schütte

Andrew Schütte


T:0203 436 2350

Directors and officers can face a variety of claims or regulatory investigations for the actions they take in the course of their appointment. These may involve multiple parties, multiple jurisdictions and significant legal costs. 

Our D&O specialists provide advice and representation across the full spectrum of D&O issues, be it defending directors and officers in proceedings brought against them; advising on coverage in relation to D&O insurance claims; or reviewing insurance contract wordings and advising insurers on product development.

Issues we deal with include:

  • Breach of statutory duty under the Companies Act 2006
  • Wrongful or fraudulent trading under the Insolvency Act 1986
  • Breach of the Equality Act 2010
  • Breach of health and safety and environmental legislation
  • Prosecutions under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and the Bribery Act 2010
  • Claims under US or other jurisdictions’ legislation with extraterritorial application
  • Allegations that directors oversaw poor risk management, including failure to protect adequately against cyber attack
  • Shareholder action
  • Securities claims
  • Allegations of fraud or dishonesty
  • Notification issues
  • Defence costs
  • Investigations
  • Bespoke policies and terms
  • Risk management and insurance programme structure
  • Cyber and reputational risk
  • Regulatory issues
  • Coverage of claims
  • Monitoring and co-counsel role in international claims

The team has a proven track record handling high-value, complex D&O matters - including those with a cross-border element; always with an emphasis on achieving the most advantageous and cost-effective solutions for clients.

For more information please contact:

Andrew Schütte

Sarah Naylor