As one of the world’s leading independent providers of kidnap and ransom insurance, Lockton has the resources and expertise required to deliver informed and effective solutions that safeguards your family, employees or business from criminal activity.

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As one of the world’s leading independent providers of kidnap and ransom insurance, Lockton has the resources and expertise to deliver informed and effective solutions that safeguard your family, employees, or business from the fallout of kidnap, ransom and extortion.

Kidnap and ransom insurance not only covers abduction through to unlawful detention, it extends to extortion against property – covering reimbursement of ransom, business interruption, PR costs, aftercare to victims and beyond. Many of these events cross international borders, which is why Lockton’s dedicated, experienced kidnap and ransom team operates seamlessly worldwide.

Crucially, our policies provide direct, 24-hour access to highly-trained crisis consultants, who will respond immediately in the event of an incident. These consultants have extensive backgrounds in hostage negotiation from various organisations, including Special Forces and international security services.

We have access to exclusive insurers and will ensure that you are provided with the most appropriate, responsive cover at all times. Client confidentiality is an absolute priority to our team, and should you need to make a claim, our experienced consultants will work with you to resolve this as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Our Services

What we cover

  • Kidnap for ransom

  • Extortion

  • Detention

  • Hijack

  • Loss of ransom during transit

  • Legal liability

  • Additional expenses

  • Personal accident

  • Unlimited expenses of crisis response consultant

  • Maritime Piracy

  • Pre-incident training and prepardeness

Other available policy extensions

  • Emergency political repatriation and relocation

  • Loss of earnings

  • Threat expenses

  • Hostage crisis

  • Disappearance investigation

  • Express kidnap

  • Child abduction

  • Assault

  • Product loss extortion

  • Stalking

  • Blackmail

  • Cyber Extortion Response Consultant Fees and Expenses

  • Crisis Management Response

  • Piracy Boarding

Crisis management response


As soon as an incident occurs, your crisis response consultants will act immediately to co-ordinate any response to an insured event. In the event of a kidnap, deploying consultants where necessary to the headquarters and in country at the kidnap location. at least one consultant to the kidnap location and one to the head office HQ. These highly trained responders will be there to advise you throughout the incident process – no matter how long it takes.

Pre-incident Training

Our policies include a risk mitigation allowance bursary for client to use towards pre-incident training and preparedness. From Crisis Management plan reviews to travel security briefings, simulated incidents and desk top exercises, the response consultants can tailor training to clients’ specific needs.

Crisis Management Solutions

Discover more about how Lockton's experienced team can help you react immediately and effectively in the event of a crisis.

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Lockton Denmark Contacts

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Nicolaj Vinther Jartved

Head of Financial Lines, SVP
Nicolaj.jartved@lockton.com
+45 2928 0923

News and Insights

We are pleased to share the Lockton H1 2024 London Insurance Market Update, intended to keep you abreast with underwriting and risk trends from a London Market perspective. This issue contains insights from 20 business segments across Lockton, along with a spotlight feature on our MENA operations and trends pertinent to that market. Our largest update to date, it is a testament to our continued growth as a business. London Market Insurance Update H1 2024

The risk evolution of automated storage systems

Automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS’s) are being used in warehouses more frequently to improve efficiency. The technology has the potential to reduce human error, optimise space utilisation, and enable faster order fulfilment. However, claims resulting from system failures and insufficient risk mitigation measures are on the rise. Businesses need to identify, monitor, and protect against potential hazards, particularly those related to fire, not least to be able to secure appropriate insurance cover.Automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS’s) are being used in warehouses more frequently to improve efficiency. The technology has the potential to reduce human error, optimise space utilisation, and enable faster order fulfilment. However, claims resulting from system failures and insufficient risk mitigation measures are on the rise. Businesses need to identify, monitor, and protect against potential hazards, particularly those related to fire, not least to be able to secure appropriate insurance cover.

Addressing the growing risk of blades detaching from wind turbines

Wind turbines are an increasingly popular form of energy generation. Although dependent on size, their ability to potentially power a home for two days with a single rotation has contributed to a 9% YoY growth of total installed wind capacity to 906 GW in 2022, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. However, a recent incident in the the UK where a wind turbine shed blades highlights the changing weather conditions that designers have to  address, when looking at the extremes of weather that may be seen in operation.  Wind turbines are an increasingly popular form of energy generation. Although dependent on size, their ability to potentially power a home for two days with a single rotation has contributed to a 9% YoY growth of total installed wind capacity to 906 GW in 2022, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. However, a recent incident in the the UK where a wind turbine shed blades highlights the changing weather conditions that designers have to  address, when looking at the extremes of weather that may be seen in operation.

Professional services firms: how to navigate cyber risks

In an era dominated by digital transformation, the professional services sector is perched on the precipice of cyber risk. As firms increasingly digitise their operations, the allure of efficiency and convenience is accompanied by a lurking threat: the ever-evolving realm of cyber threats.In an era dominated by digital transformation, the professional services sector is perched on the precipice of cyber risk. As firms increasingly digitise their operations, the allure of efficiency and convenience is accompanied by a lurking threat: the ever-evolving realm of cyber threats.
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