Standards for corporate governance and the related liabilities of directors and officers are complex areas of law that are growing apace of the financial scandals within multi-national corporations that are reported daily in the business news media. Regardless of whether corporate indemnification obligations exist, D&O liability insurance is frequently the main recourse.

Simple competition amongst insurers influences the basic availability of such coverage, as well as its terms and cost. However, the driving factor is the insurance industry's perception of the risk itself, as fuelled by this highly-charged media environment.

Our D&O Liability Group understands these dynamics.