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Individual liability podcast series: Episode 6

In the sixth episode, Chris Warren-Smith of Morgan Lewis provides concluding thoughts on the litigation landscape around the world outside the US as it affects directors and other individuals.

A legitimate concern for directors and officers, individual liability is a topic of regular discussion with our D&O liability insurance clients.

In this podcast series, we explore developing areas of individual liability with distinguished legal and underwriting experts.

The litigation landscape for directors and officers in non-US jurisdictions

In the sixth and final episode, Chris Warren-Smith of Morgan Lewis provides concluding thoughts on the litigation landscape around the world outside the US as it affects directors and other individuals. 

Chris summarises some of the key general developments in the litigation market that are creating change in the areas of risk for directors, including:

  • Third-party litigation funding. 
  • The role governments play in increasing regulation and enforcement activity.
  • Derivative actions outside the US.
  • Derivative actions in the UK. 
  • Where the likely increases in lawsuits lie.
  • US-style shareholder class actions impacting individual directors.
  • Event-driven litigation, currently more prevalent in the US, likely to spread further. 
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About our speakers

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Chris Warren-Smith

Partner, Morgan Lewis

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Beth Thurston

CEO of FINPRO

Related episodes

To listen to the other individual liability podcast episodes, please follow the links below: