The D&O Diary’s European sojourn continued this week with a stop in London. Fortunately, the beautiful weather we enjoyed in Paris followed us to London, where blue skies and warm sunshine prevailed throughout our visit. It was only a brief stop for us in London before heading on to other destinations, but it was still a great visit.
The primary purpose of my visit was to participate as a panelist at an event for the London insurance market sponsored by the insurer Inigo. The afternoon conference was the latest installment in what has become an annual event. The event took place at the beautiful Four Seasons hotel, near the Tower Hill underground station. The panel, which discussed the latest issues in D&O liability, included Michael Bongiorno of the Wilmer Hale law firm and Jonathan Gardner of the Labaton Sucharow law firm, as well as Tom Ielapi of Inigo. Yera Patel of Inigo moderated the panel. The panel adopted a Fact or Fiction approach, where Yera would make a statement and the panelists had to agree or disagree with what she said. It was a lot of fun.
I would like to thank my fellow panelists for making it such an enjoyable session. I would also like to thank Yera, Tom, Ed Whitworth, and all of their Inigo colleagues for inviting me again to be a part of this excellent event. It was well-run, well-attended, and first class all the way. It was great having the chance to see so many friends from the London market and to make new friends as well. It was also great to meet so many people that read The D&O Diary.
The brevity of our time in London afforded us only limited time to look around while in town before moving on. But we did have a brief chance to enjoy the glorious weather that was in effect while we were there.