Collas Crill strengthens market leading Cayman Islands merger appraisal team

Collas Crill has promoted Zachary Hoskin to Partner and appointed Harry Rasmussen as Counsel in its Cayman Islands Insolvency and Corporate Disputes team.

Both Zachary and Harry have significant experience in shareholder disputes with a focus on representing shareholders in 'fair value' s.238 appraisal proceedings.  

The promotion and appointment reflect the growing strength and depth of the firm's market leading merger appraisal team in the Cayman Islands.

Zachary is a highly experienced offshore litigator who has been practicing in the Cayman Islands for eight years.  His practice focuses on shareholder disputes with particular expertise representing minority shareholders in substantial, cross-border merger appraisal litigation.  He is also experienced in trusts and financial services litigation and professional indemnity/insurance litigation.

Prior to joining Collas Crill in 2021, Zachary spent 10 years at another leading offshore law firm in both Guernsey and the Cayman Islands.

On promotion to Partner Zachary said: 'I am grateful for the support of the Collas Crill partnership, and very pleased to be promoted to Partner. The firm takes a refreshingly active role in encouraging and supporting career progression.  We have a fantastic, growing team and I am very proud to be part of it.'  

Harry is an offshore litigator and joined Collas Crill in February with more than a decade's experience managing complex cross-border litigation, including high-profile insolvency and restructuring mandates.

Harry has acted on the most prominent and high-value on s.238 merger appraisal dispute matters to come before the Cayman courts. His clients include some of the world's pre-eminent investment managers and institutional shareholders.

Before moving to the Cayman Islands, Harry worked in England at some of the world's largest law firms, focussing on risk management, litigation, and investigations for household-name commercial clients, governments and local authorities.

On joining Collas Crill Harry said: 'I am delighted to have joined Collas Crill’s truly dynamic and market leading team. The firm’s shareholder practice is at the cutting edge, and I am thrilled to be part of it.'

Rocco Cecere, who heads up Collas Crill's Insolvency and Corporate Disputes team in the Cayman Islands, and leads its merger appraisal team said:

'I am incredibly proud of what Zach has achieved at Collas Crill.  He has played a fundamental role in growing our practice.  He is a superb lawyer: clear-thinking and tactically astute. The ongoing success of the practice has allowed us to hire top level talent like Harry, who is one of the leading practitioners in this area.  He is a really exciting addition to our team.'

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