Exposures for Directors – The Top Risks in 2024

09/05/2024 | Online Zoom Conferencing

What does the UK exposure landscape for directors look like? What keeps directors awake at night? Our panel will outline the core risks as revealed the latest WTW Global D&O survey including collective actions, insolvency and emerging exposures.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, delegates will be able to:

  • Summarise what directors regard as the core D&O and corporate risks in the UK and globally.
  • Describe key developments across the D&O market affecting directors’ exposures.
  • Outline the emerging exposures and issues to watch out for.

About the Presenters

James Cooper, Partner

James is the chair of the Global Insurance Practice Group and head of the Financial Institutions and D&O team. James’ practice focuses on all aspects of D&O and financial services and has extensive experience in acting for directors and officers and financial institutions on contentious matters in a number of jurisdictions. Much of this has involved arbitration and cross-border work with an international connection.

Mark Beswetherick, Partner

Mark is specialises in defending civil litigation and regulatory investigations against company directors & officers, professional services firms and financial institutions, covering a wide range of complex UK, Middle East and international matters. Mark spent a significant part of his career (2008 to 2022) based in Dubai and for many years was Head of Clyde & Co’s market-leading Dispute Resolution Group (ranked Band 1 by Legal 500 and Chambers).

Mark is recognised by Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual” for arbitration and international litigation, noted in particular for his “professional negligence expertise, representing Big Four accounting firms and elite law firms”. Mark is separately ranked (Chambers Band 2) for handling corporate and regulatory investigations.