'Next Generation Lawyer' 2018 and 2019
Recommended 2016 - 2019
Very strong technically
Rocco is an experienced 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.
Rocco is recognised as a thought leader and leading practitioner in section 238 “fair value” petitions, and has acted for dissenting shareholders in most of the major cases, including 58.com Limited, eHi Car Services Ltd, Bitauto Holdings Limited, Nord Anglia Education, iKang Healthcare Group, Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd, Zhaopin Limited, and Kongzhong Corporation.
Rocco is recognised by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner and has been recommended by Legal 500 since 2016. He has been praised by his clients and peers for his strong technical skills and strategic and commercial acumen.
Prior to joining Collas Crill in 2019, Rocco spent six years at a leading firm in the Cayman Islands. Before this, he gained valuable practical investment 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.
In regulatory disputes there are often fine lines between the usual wrangling with the regulator and something more serious – by matching our mix of experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers to the particular problem at hand, better and more efficient outcomes are obtained. As Risk and Regulatory experts, our Dispute Resolution team frequently act on contentious matters, able to leverage their experience to help clients achieve the highest regulatory standards and avoid common pitfalls.
When your business is involved in any kind of legal dispute it's crucial to work with lawyers who are hands-on, cost-effective and flexible enough to respond quickly and intuitively to your unique situation and needs. We know that there are many different ways a dispute can be resolved and work closely with our clients to understand every aspect of their business, priorities and goals. This allows us to find the best way forward for our clients and to advise on the commercial implications of a dispute, ensuring the process remains as stress-free as possible. Our approach is practical, responsive and tailored to the client's interests. Our expertise and reputation means we're first choice for a range of clients, including banks, trust companies, high net worth individuals and top law firms.
At Collas Crill, we're used to working as part of a multi-jurisdictional team, capable of reacting and responding quickly to urgent requests for assistance with locating and freezing assets. As sophisticated defendants become more adept at dissipating assets, we've been involved in cases that created new law in the Channel Islands in relation to a party's ability to trace assets and recover their losses. With their ability to deal with complex issues the team deliver clear, commercial advice on the availability and likely success of recovery methods.
For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, Collas Crill’s insolvency and restructuring team work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations.
Our team brings a wealth of experience from a range of diverse backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector.
Currently working on some of the largest and most complex cross-border insolvencies in the jurisdiction, we frequently advise top law firms from the People’s Republic of China, the United States, the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions. We are regularly briefed by Sovereign Wealth Funds and Fortune 500 Companies to advise on particular restructurings, as well as investment managers from Europe; the United States and Russia.
At whatever stage we are engaged, our involvement will assist in identifying the on-going risks facing a client and to enable that client to continue to identify and to effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.
This article, co-written by Collas Crill Partner Rocco Cecere and South Square Barrister Edoardo Lupi, was first published in the March 2021 issue of South Square Digest...
In a comprehensive ruling handed down today, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Grand Court) confirmed that shareholders of companies that undertake a 'short-form'...
Welcome to Collas Crill's insolvency year in review of 2020: a short reflection on some of Collas Crill's insolvency milestones across our jurisdictions. Although 2020 has...
Cayman Islands entities feature heavily in cross-border investment and debt structures and are very often involved in foreign litigation or arbitrations, either as...
The Grand Court (Court) has handed down its ruling in eHi Car Services Limited(Ruling), roundly rejecting an attempt by eHi Car Services Limited (Company) to re-write the...
February 2020 The Board of the Privy Council (Board) recently handed down its judgment in Pearson v Primeo, the latest Cayman Islands decision to emanate from the...
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