Jacques Jacobs

Jacques Jacobs

DLA Piper

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Corporate Insurance Trends 2014

Although we are seeing the tail end of many of the claims which arose from the Global Financial Crisis, the sophisticated plaintiff’s bar and ever-developing class action landscape means that companies and their officers will...more

9/16/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity D&O Insurance Disclosure Requirements Insureds Liability Insurance Professional Liability Risk Management Underwriting

Shareholder derivative action against Wyndham Worldwide directors for data breaches

Hot on the heels of our recently released publication, ‘Cyber risks and the impact on company directors’, it has been revealed that a shareholder has commenced a derivative action in the district of New Jersey (USA) against...more

5/12/2014 - Corporate Officers Cybersecurity Data Breach Derivative Suit Directors FTC Investigations Shareholders Wyndham

Cyber Risks And The Impact On Company Directors

A series of high profile data breach incidents have brought into spotlight the increasing regularity and number of incidents, the significant costs associated with such incidents and the potential exposure of Boards of...more

5/8/2014 - Board of Directors Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Protection

Future Of Financial Advice Series ASIC'S New Powers

This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. WHAT IS IT?...more

11/23/2013 - Australia Australian Securities and Investments Commission Financial Adviser FOFA Reforms Insurers

Future Of Financial Advice Series : Opt-In And Fee Disclosure

This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. WHAT IS...more

11/14/2013 - Fee Disclosure Financial Adviser FOFA Reforms Opt-In Underwriting

Future Of Financial Advice Series - Ban On Conflicted Remuneration (Australia)

INTRODUCTION - This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA)...more

10/24/2013 - Australia FOFA Reforms Remuneration

Future Of Financial Advice Series: Best Interests Duty

WHAT IS IT? The best interests duty requires financial advisers to place the interests of their clients ahead of their own in providing personal advice to retail clients. It is designed to build trust and confidence...more

10/10/2013 - Australia Australian Securities and Investments Commission Conflicts of Interest Fiduciary Duty Financial Adviser FOFA Reforms Insurers

Litigation funders in Australia - tighter regulations on the horizon?

To date, litigation funders in Australia have been subject only to "light touch" external regulation. However, there are increasing calls to see greater scrutiny applied to these funds. On issue which might prove a...more

9/26/2013 - Australia Class Action Conflicts of Interest Contingency Fees Discretionary Trust Litigation Funding

Australia: Section 6 - Charges doesn't extend to Defence Costs

In a unanimous decision, five justices of the New South Wales (NSW) Court of Appeal found that in circumstances where a section 6 (s6) charge has been asserted on insurance moneys, that charge would not extend to insurance...more

7/12/2013 - Insurance Regulations Insurers Legal Costs Statutory Interpretation

Australian Securities & Investment Commission In The Matter Of Northwest Resources Limited V Craigside Company Limited BVI Company...

This case, Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) in the matter of Northwest Resources Limited v Craigside Company Limited BVI company number 74124 named in the Schedule [2013] FCA 201 considered when it is...more

6/12/2013 - Australian Securities and Investments Commission BVI Business Companies Criminal Prosecution

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