The number of claims against directors and officers is risingacross Europe, as cross-border investment and the influence ofmultinationals spreads, a British law firm is reporting.

London-based CMS Cameron McKenna said in its Law-Now onlinereport, "Not only does there appear to be greater scope forliability of D&O in many European jurisdictions, but also agreater willingness to sue."

The demand for D&O insurance will inevitably grow acrossEurope over the coming decade. It currently appears that thisdemand will be matched by the appetite to supply of UK-based(re-)insurers, the firm said.

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