Following an active 2017, merger and acquisition activity shows no signs of letting up this year. In fact, a recent survey by Deloitte found that corporate executives and private equity investors expect strong deal activity throughout 2018, with technology acquisition as a primary deal driver. The survey results point to both increased deal flow and size. Bullish dealmaker sentiments are expected to drive M&A activity across industries and regions. The long-term success of these deals will depend on a variety of factors, including the quality of the due diligence performed in connection with the transactions.
As companies recognize that cyber risk cannot be eliminated, only managed, they are increasingly looking to transfer residual cyber risks through insurance. Still, many small and midsize businesses and law firms are going without cyber coverage, perhaps because of confusion about how to get the right policy. Despite the undeniable challenges presented by today’s cyber insurance market, businesses of all sizes can cut through the confusion and obtain the right cyber insurance for their enterprise by following this five step process:
Companies purchasing new insurance coverage or renewing existing insurance policies often have more power than they might realize to improve their insurance policies. Before coverage is bound, insureds may have leverage to negotiate with insurers for more favorable policy terms, conditions, and exclusions. Here are just four areas that potential insureds should consider before a policy is issued.
At long last, the GDPR effective date is only weeks away. As companies continue to work towards compliance, many are realizing that despite their best efforts, the odds of achieving and perpetually remaining in 100% compliance are slim to none.
As with any massive compliance undertaking, mistakes and missteps related to GDPR requirements are inevitable, especially in a world where data volumes, connectivity, mobility, and risks continue to increase. Given this reality, companies should think long and hard about transferring some of their GDPR-related risks through insurance. [Read more…]
In this must-read article, Hunton & Williams attorneys provide an overview of some of the most important insurance coverage cases from 2017.