Rocco  Cecere

Rocco Cecere

Of Counsel

  • Recommended 2016 - 2019
    Legal 500
  • 'Next Generation Lawyer' 2018 and 2019
    Legal 500
  • Very strong technically
    Legal 500

Rocco is an offshore commercial litigator, specialising in international insolvency and restructuring, and investment fund disputes. He has extensive experience conducting complex cross-border litigation, often involving fraud and asset tracing.

He has acted in some of the largest and most significant litigation in the Cayman Islands in recent years, including a series of proceedings involving Madoff-impacted funds which established important precedents in a number of areas including the availability of foreign avoidance provisions in the Cayman Islands, the priorities of claims and proper distribution methodology in Cayman liquidations, and the duties owed to funds by their custodians and administrators.

Rocco is recognised as a leading practitioner in s.238 “fair value” petitions, and has acted for dissenting shareholders in numerous cases in the area, including Nord Anglia Education, iKang Healthcare Group, Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd, Kongzhong Corp, and eHi Car Services Ltd.

Prior to joining Collas Crill in February 2019, he spent nine years at Mourant in the Cayman Islands and the Channel Islands. Prior to this, he gained valuable practical hedge fund experience acting as European Head of Legal Affairs for one of the world’s largest hedge fund service providers.

Rocco is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, RISA Cayman and INSOL International.


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Cayman Senior appointments

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