The D&O insurance: Everything you need to knowJulia Jannin
The D&O insurance: Everything you need to know
What is Directors & Officers Liability Insurance?
A Directors & Officers insurance or D&O insurance, is a liability insurance that protects the members of the administrative body of a company and the persons of the company who hold management positions and whose decisions are binding on the company.
Who is this insurance directed to?
This insurance is intended for managers, directors and officers of companies or associations seeking to guarantee their personal liability and protect their assets against claims by third parties (suppliers, creditors, employees, shareholders, etc.) arising from their decisions and management.
The policyholder of the insurance must be the company (SME, large company or association).
What does the D&O insurance cover?
D&O insurance is mainly used to cover the defense costs of directors and officers (legal costs, costs and fees) incurred in defending a claim which may include recourse costs and incorporation costs and any possible compensation to which they are condemned by the courts for the accomplishment of a wrongful act, either by action or by omission
Why do you need D&O insurance?
- Because it protects your assets and those of the company against unforeseen events in the development of the business.
- Because it offers peace of mind against any claim arising from your position or mandate.
- Because today, the risks associated with running a business do not only affect large companies, but also small and medium-sized companies.
What types of incidents does D&O insurance cover?
- Claims from creditors and suppliers for defaults, violation of commercial agreements, etc.
- Lawsuits by your employees for dismissal, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, etc.
- Prosecution of competitors for unfair competition, industrial espionage, etc.
- Prosecution of partners and shareholders for mismanagement and for not having taken the right decisions in the management of the company.
- Complaints from public bodies and authorities for non-compliance with rules and regulations.
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