Tag Archives: India

Guest Post: Cyber Risk: A Board Level View

It is now well known and understood that cybersecurity is a board level issue. This generalization is true not just for companies in the United States but for all companies around the world. In the following guest post, Joel Pridmore, Asia Pacific Underwriting Manager, Specialty, Corporate Insurance Partner, Munich Re Group, Saket Modi, CEO of … Continue Reading

Guest Post: India: Compounding of Offences under Companies Act 2013 – D&O Insurance

In the Companies Act 2013, India’s parliament incorporated a provision allowing for the “compounding” of offenses. “Compounding” is a way for an accused violator to avoid litigation. It is a settlement process by which the accused pays a fee instead of undergoing prosecution. In the following guest post, Umesh Pratapa takes a look at the … Continue Reading

Guest Post: A Focus on Directors’ and Officers’ Risks in India

  As readers of this blog know well, liability claims against corporate directors and officers is an increasingly global phenomenon. A number of different factors are contributing to the globalization of D&O liability, including legislative changes, changes in regulatory enforcement activity, and the rise of litigation financing. In the following guest post, Richa Shukla of … Continue Reading

Guest Post: “New India”

No doubt like a number of you, I read Kevin’s blog on his recent travels to India with interest. As a first generation British Indian I was as unfamiliar with India as Kevin was, until the age of 13 when I first visited India with my parents, and I too was overwhelmed with the poverty, the amount … Continue Reading

A Mumbai Experience

The D&O Diary’s Asia Pacific tour ended last week with a final stop in Mumbai for meetings and for an educational event PLUS was co-sponsoring with the local management liability insurance education group, Bima Gyaan. I enjoyed the chance to be back in Mumbai. It is a vibrant, dynamic, fascinating place, a place that is experienced … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Independent Directors in India: Risk Exposures, Safeguards, and Insurance Protection

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 … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Developments Under Indian Anti-Corruption and Securities Laws

I am always pleased to be able to publish updates on important developments in other jurisdictions. In following guest post, I reproduce two articles about important developments in India. The first article discusses the widening scope of India’s Prevention of Corruption Act. The second article discusses a recent decision of the Supreme Court of India … Continue Reading

Guest Post: The Need for Cyber Liability Insurance – Indian Perspective

Threats to data security and privacy are among the most important emerging exposures companies face. But it is not just companies in the United States that face these threats – these threats confront companies around the world. The purchase of insurance designed to deal with the liability exposures arising from these risks is an important … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Evolutionary Change in the Liability of an Independent Director in India

  The recent Satyam scandal and ensuing litigation put the duties of independent directors under scrutiny.  The recently enacted Companies Act of 2013 addressed a number of issues relating to the duties and liabilities of independent directors.  In the following guest post, Burzin Somandy of Somandy & Associates in Mumbai takes a look at the … Continue Reading

India’s Securities Regulator Imposes Massive Penalties on Satyam’s Founder and Other Executives

On July 16, 2014, India’s securities regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), entered an order (here) against the founder and former executives of Satyam Computer Services to disgorge over $306 million in allegedly ill-gotten gains from their role in the scheme to falsify the company’s financial statements, as well as at least … Continue Reading
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