Investors frequently require the Directors and Executive officers to be covered under protective insurance. This ensures that the company does not suffer any monetary losses arising out of an alleged act of the director. Investor directors are also concerned that they may face litigation because of their role in company boards. That’s why they are […]
Why do I need a D&O policy? The directors and officers are key players in the management and administration of any organization,. These persons are at the helm of the company. They take executive decisions that impact the growth and profitability of the company. However, being human, the officers of the company often make mistakes […]
Directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance protects directors and officers, in the event if they get sued by employees, vendors, competitors, investors, customers, or third parties, for wrongful acts or omissions in managing a company. Refer the below infographic for more details.
Is D&O policy required in case of merger/acquisition? Mergers or acquisitions have become common today. Large companies take over or merge with smaller companies with a view to expand their business. Whenever there is a merger or an acquisition, the directors and officers of both the companies involved face a volatile situation. During mergers and […]
Case Studies in D&O insurance The directors and officers liability insurance, also known as D&O policy, is a liability insurance which offers coverage for the personal liability of directors and officers. This liability may arise due to wrongful acts done by them in their managerial capacity. The defence costs are covered and payable in advance […]
Why should a start-up consider Directors and Officers(D&O) Insurance? Start-ups grow so rapidly that it’s often difficult for them to correct course if they commit any mistakes. Additionally, at their incubation and early start stage, start-ups usually ignore Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. This ignorance results from the misconception that only big organisations require this […]
If directors act correctly, they may not be held liable for debts. It is a well-acknowledged fact that a company is a separate legal entity. However, directors may be held liable for the company’s insolvency or non-payment of debts if the company wilfully defaults. In the case of many private investments, the investors insist that […]
Are there any real life examples where D&O has helped an organisation? A Directors and Officers (D & O) Liability Policy covers the directors and officers of a company against any financial liability that they may suffer in case they commit any error or mistake in their jobs. The directors and officers of an organisation […]
In today’s volatile environment where everything is highly competitive and unpredictable it has become necessary to control expenses more than ever before. However companies which are in doubt about getting directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (commonly known as D&O insurance) should weigh the cost of not getting one against the risks and eventual costs that […]
What is the importance of having a Directors and Officers Liability policy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic?
What is the importance of having a Directors and Officers Liability policy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic? Covid-19 is causing havoc both to human life and economic activity. In these times, a directors and officers liability insurance policy protects directors against many possible new and emergent risks. Covid-19 induced responsibilities for Directors & […]