Rocco Cecere > Collas Crill > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Collas Crill
Floor 2, Willow House Cricket Square
PO Box 709
Grand Cayman KY1-1107
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Disppute resolution

Position

Partner.

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 LimitedeHi Car Services LtdBitauto Holdings LimitedNord Anglia EducationiKang Healthcare GroupQunar Cayman Islands LtdZhaopin 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 another leading law 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.

Career

DibbsBarker 2002-2007
Fortis Prime Fund Solutions, Ireland, 2007-2010
Mourant Ozannes 2010-2019, Cayman
Rocco joined Collas Crill in Cayman in 2019 and was made Partner in 2020.

Memberships

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

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

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Collas Crill‘s ‘wonderful‘ dispute resolution team continues to concentrate its position in the Cayman Islands, advising a strong mix of international corporate clients and asset managers on cross-border restructurings, s.238 cases, and fraud and asset tracing matters, particularly for and regarding Chinese entities. Office managing partner Stephen Leontsinis‘ recent engagements include arbitral award enforcement proceedings and big-ticket insurance disputes, while Matthew Dors is particularly noted for his cross-border insolvency capabilities. Rocco Cecere is widely regarded for the depth of his shareholder merger appraisal litigation practice, routinely handling high-stakes cases before the Court of Appeal. Jennifer Colegate is praised for her proficiency in insolvent restructuring matters and, increasingly, on matters arising from the Middle East. Counsel Natascha Steiner-Smith is recommended for commercial contract disputes and financial services sector matters.