Financial Lines & Class Actions

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Financial Lines and Class Actions

When there is a cross-border financial lines issue, such as a D&O matter, insurers need to quickly gain a global view of coverage, understand the relevant regulatory jurisdictions and determine the legal strategy.

Our team of best-in-region lawyers work as one to:

  • provide coverage advice on financial lines claims, including significant D&O matters and securities class actions
  • act as monitoring counsel on some of the highest profile, largest loss claims with cross-border exposures
  • defend claims against insureds through litigation, mediation and arbitration
  • pursue recoveries in matters involving crime or fraud, and
  • advise on proactive risk management and policy wordings.

We advise on the spectrum of financial lines claims, including breaches of directors duties, professional indemnity, mergers & acquisition litigation, proxy contests, insolvency, regulatory investigations, employer practices liability, crime and cyber. Our experience spans claims of all sizes, including some of the highest profile, largest loss claims with cross-border exposures.

Coverage

Our team has been involved in advising on coverage in matters involving some of the largest corporate scandals, including Enron and WorldCom. Our coverage analysis skills, program management abilities and litigation experience have contributed to successful resolutions in claims of all sizes, including many with international factors.

Monitoring counsel

Our senior team is often engaged as monitoring counsel by global insurer and reinsurers. We assist insurers to work effectively with defence counsel and insureds by providing a trusted, informed review of strategy, technical issues and defence costs.

Claims defence

We have an enviable track record of successfully defending litigation and meeting insurer objectives through arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Where appropriate, we try to accelerate resolution through procedural dismissals, substantive dismissals, successful tenders and negotiated settlements.

 

Our experience

We have collectively advised on thousands of financial lines matters, including some of the highest profile, largest loss claims with cross-border exposures.

“Our Financial Lines teams are award-winning and highly ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers.”

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