Regulators are increasingly using civil penalty proceedings rather than criminal proceedings to punish breaches of the Trade Practices Act and the Corporations Act. What’s behind this trend and what implications does it have for your business, your corporate officers and the Directors' & Officers' Liability (D&O) insurance designed to protect them?
The lower burden of proof is one of the key drivers of this trend. So how can companies and their corporate officers manage this increased risk?
In this white paper, we examine the whole issue of civil penalties. We discuss the trend’s key drivers and at the likelihood that it will gain pace. And we also look at some high profile cases that should act as a warning to companies which have yet to consider this emerging exposure and whether they are adequately covered by their D&O insurance.