Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance

Shared culpability is how the legal system views directors and officers of an organisation: you could end up fighting a court battle over something your colleague did, even if you didn’t know. D&O protects you against claims made against you or your co-directors within the scope of your everyday business. 


There are plenty of insurers willing to take on this risk. The challenge is choosing the right one. Your Howden risk consultant will endeavour to secure the most comprehensive protection for you, at the right price.   

We create D&O policies for thousands of companies in Israel, including more than 50 traded on stock exchanges abroad, more than 150 traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

What does Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance cover?

In the event you are sued personally, D&O Liability Insurance is there to pay for costs relating to mounting a defence, and any damages or settlements relating to the matter. 

Any allegation made by a third party against a director or officer, no matter how frivolous, needs to be vigorously defended, otherwise there is a risk of judgement being entered in default of a defence. 

  • Entity cover for employment practices liability claims
  • Official investigations 
  • Entity cover for securities claims (for listed companies)
  • Retired directors
  • Crisis management

How do claims come about?

Directors’ personal liability for the performance of a company is unlimited. If the shareholders want to sue for mismanagement, they can - and do, quite frequently. 

The last few years have seen a rise in claims on directors’ and officers’ policies, due to more stringent governance guidelines and increased oversight by regulators.

Other areas that give rise to claims include:

  • Positions on outside boards 
  • Wrongful termination, sexual harassment or discrimination 
  • Initial public offerings 


Directors and officers can be held liable for their own actions and inactions – and the actions of their co-directors. Getting the right protection in place means you can do business with confidence.   
 

What does good D&O Liability Insurance look like? What to look out for:

D&O Liability Insurance is there to pay for costs relating to mounting a defence, and any damages or settlements relating to the matter. Any allegation made by a third party against a director or officer, no matter how frivolous, needs to be vigorously defended. Otherwise, there is a risk of judgement being entered in default of a defence. 

  • Damages and claimant’s costs
  • Legal costs for successful defence against allegations
  • Representation at official investigations and inquiries
  • Entity cover for employment practices liability claims
  • Allegations made by fellow directors, officers, or employees
  • Retired directors
Coverage extensions:
  • Libel and slander
  • Intellectual property
  • Pollution
  • Joint venture liability
  • Outside directorships
  • Occupational Health and Safety defence costs

 

Our dedicated team is committed to creating the broadest insurance policies possible, to ensure our clients are covered for every eventuality. Every year we conduct lengthy negotiations with insurance companies across Israel to develop Howden's famous Expansion Document, updating and strengthening each aspect of our insurance policies. We receive market-leading advice from our expert colleagues in Hyperion's global network, bringing to Israel new products and coverage components that go on to become industry standards.

The policies we write for our clients are the broadest and most comprehensive in Israel.

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