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Our Financial Institutions and Directors and Officers (FI/D&O) team includes experienced lawyers from our London, Bristol, Hong Kong and Singapore offices.

We can advise on claims made under policies covering banks, building societies, asset managers, hedge funds, private equity firms and venture capitalists.

Our D&O experience covers financial institutions and commercial policies. We also provide advice in relation to banker's blanket bond, commercial crime and cyber-crime risks.

We also defend insureds where claims are in the UK or Asia and monitor and control defence strategies in overseas litigation.  We're regularly instructed to draft and review policy wordings and help develop innovative FI and D&O insurance products.

We have a global reach, diverse claims experience, and expertise in high-value, complex matters. Our clients include insurers and reinsurers in London, Europe, Asia, Bermuda and the US.

Examples of work

Acting for directors and shareholders in multi-million-pound unfair prejudice proceedings

Defending directors in a €200m claim arising from reorganisation of fund structure

Defending a CEO in a Financial Services Authority (FSA) insider dealing/market abuse case

Defending a director being investigated for serious tax fraud by HMRC under the Police and Criminal Evidence act (PACE)

Successful defence of a CEO of an investment manager in a Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) enforcement case

Advised international insurers on coverage in respect of a claim brought by one of HK's largest retail banks. The claim was in respect of alleged misappropriation of funds by one of the bank's employees

The Team