In the following guest post, Francis Kean, Partner in Financial Lines Team at McGill and Partners, reviews the developments surrounding the proceedings brought against the non-executive directors of Carillion plc and considers their implications. This article was first published online on 16th October 2023 by The Chartered Governance Institute for UK and Ireland.
Many of us have personal checklists that we use when we review D&O insurance policies. In the following guest post, Umesh Pratapa, an independent insurance consultant based in India, shares his checklist of items to look for in D&O insurance policies. Because Umesh works in the Indian insurance market, some of the items may be less relevant in other markets. I appreciate Umesh’s willingness to share his checklist with the readers of this site. By publishing Umesh’s checklist, I hope to encourage others also to share their checklists to post on this site for other readers to benefit from. Umesh published a prior version of this article on his website, here. I would like to thank Umesh for allowing me to publish his article on this site. Here is Umesh’s article.Continue Reading Guest Post: D&O Liability Insurance Policy – Assumed Vs. Available Coverage
In the following guest post, Umesh Pratapa takes a look at the law in India governing the duties and responsibilities of independent directors, and discusses the ways that independent directors can manage their exposures and safeguard themselves from liability, and protect themselves with D&O insurance. Umesh is an independent insurance consultant in India. I would like to thank Umesh for his willingness to publish his article on my site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this blog’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Umesh’s guest post.
Continue Reading Guest Post: Independent Directors in India: Risk Exposures, Safeguards, and Insurance Protection
On May 14, 2015, in a landmark ruling with important implications for the potential liabilities of independent directors of companies involved in M&A transactions, the Delaware Supreme Court held that in order to state a claim for damages against directors of a company that has an exculpatory provision in its corporate charter, a plaintiff must…
The unexpected resignation of an outside director may indicate that a company is about to experience tough times, according to a recent academic study. The research shows that a company experiencing a surprise director departure is likelier to face a number of different future adverse events.
Among other things, a company with a surprise…