Foreign company D&O protects directors and officers against lawsuits, regulatory investigations, and other legal actions related to managing the US-listed foreign company. It can also offer coverage for defense costs, settlements, and judgments. Foreign company D&O insurance is particularly relevant for multinational companies, subsidiaries of foreign corporations, and companies with overseas operations or employees. In recent years, these companies have experienced an unprecedented number of claims.
Who is it for
Foreign company D&O is for directors and officers of foreign companies who may be held personally liable for their actions and decisions while carrying out their duties. Foreign companies refer to the U.S. -listed companies domiciled outside of the U.S.
Why do You need it?
Avoid legal concerns caused by indemnification or defense cost advancement issues. In many countries, the law does not clearly allow a company to indemnify local directors and officers. Some situations require acquittal before the company can provide indemnification or defense costs.
Avoid the hassle of improperly filed taxes in other countries with the help of a policy geared towards local tax collection. Additional taxes apply to companies that place their insurance in another country, but when the insurer cannot collect these taxes, they must be filed by the company, which usually results in audits and penalties when filing is insufficient or if it fails.
Minimize operational disruptions caused by directors or officers responding personally to investigation or litigation.
Protect against personal asset freezing by providing (typically sub-limited) backup funds for essentials, like household expenses, in the form of unique local policies.
Retain and attract top local director and officer talent who would otherwise feel unprotected.
why get it with first cover?
Based on your needs and budget, we can come up with the most feasible solution.
Within 24 – 48 hours to receive your preliminary quote, fastest turnaround time in the industry.
No matter if you are based in Asia, Europe, or U.S., we can provide seamless solutions across all different markets!
From initial discussion to assisting you with claims, we will be with you on each step of the way!