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The globalisation of D&O exposures

Increased insurer penetration in new markets and the growing challenges facing directors and officers engaged in international business have increased the range of the risks and the size of exposures

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Regulatory and investigations top concerns for in-house general counsel

The amount of time spent addressing regulatory requests or enforcement proceedings either as a party or a non-party is increasing

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Directors and officers at increased risk of prosecution

The US will continue to be a fertile source of costly litigation, with a surge in the number of securities class actions expected

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The Court of Appeal has given a boost to the use of “basis-of-contract” clauses in the commercial insurance context, supporting the often-attacked safeguard against an insured’s failure to treat the information provided in proposal forms with due attention and care (Genesis Housing Association Ltd v Liberty Syndicate Management Ltd [2013])

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