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Financial Institutions, Directors & Officers

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We advise insurers on all forms of policies purchased by financial institutions and their directors & officers (D&O), including professional liability, errors and omissions, banker’s blanket bond and commercial crime.

We specialise in coverage disputes and resolving disputes between insurers. We also draft and review policy wordings. We adopt a commercial approach to dispute resolution and serve a global client base.

Why work with our Financial Institutions team?

Our team of experienced lawyers specialises in representing insurer clients in disputes with policyholders. Our global offering includes specialists in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, North America, Europe and the Middle East. We have been instructed on some of the largest disputes in the insurance market, recognised in Chambers and Partners and we have a proven track record of achieving successful results with the majority of our team has in-house experience and takes a commercial approach to resolving disputes.

We advise

  • D&O Insurers

    D&O Insurers

    We advise D&O insurers on: 

    • Shareholder class actions.
    • Stock drop claims.
    • FSA/FCA and other regulatory investigations. 
    • Side C securities claims.
    • Covid-19 Business Interruption claims.
  • Civil liability and crime insurers
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    Civil liability and crime insurers

    We advise civil liability and crime insurers on:

    • Bad faith allegations. 
    • Late notice/non-disclosure/misrepresentation. 
    • Fraud.
    • Negligent tax advice. 
    • Limit shave/contribution claims.

    We also have significant experience of handling disputes between insurers and where limit shaving is involved. 

  • Policyholders


    We work closely with our market leading regulatory teams to defend policyholders who are under investigation by:

    • The FCA
    • The PRA
    • Overseas regulators 
    • The Serious Fraud Office
    • US Department of Justice/SEC
    • Information Commissioner's Office
    • HMRC
    • Insolvency Service
    • National Crime Agency 
    • Section 90 FSMA claims

    We also collaborate with colleagues in our Employment, Intellectual Property and Pensions teams, to defend liability claims.

What we do

At DWF, we understand the unique challenges faced by insurers operating in the financial services sector. Our legal coverage advice is specifically designed to help insurers navigate these challenges and achieve successful outcomes in disputes with their policyholders.  We take a through but commercial approach. 

Here are some of the ways in which our legal coverage advice service can help insurers:

With our legal coverage advice service, insurers can feel confident that they have the support of a dedicated team of lawyers who are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients.


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