Christian is a multifaceted lawyer and practices in the areas of banking, finance and commercial litigation in Gibraltar. He regularly advises banks on day to day matters as well as representing leading UK, US and Swiss banks in financing and re-financing projects involving an element of Gibraltar Law. Christian has been successful in combining his commercial practice with a natural ability as an advocate in the higher Courts and is recognised domestically and internationally as a leading commercial litigator.
Christian is kept busy with large volume of work form a number of Gibraltar’s leading banks seeking advice on litigation matters, legal and regulatory developments affecting them and assisting in formulating strategy and policy designed to envelope all relevant changes. He regularly advises the Ministry of Defence on a vast array of issues. Christian is also currently engaged in a variety of employment and other matters on behalf of large institutional clients.
‘Christian Rocca, is ‘one of the jurisdictions best respected practitioners’ and heads up a four-lawyer strong team spanning general commercial disputes, compliance and regulatory matters, civil fraud, injunction and asset-tracing, trusts litigation, shareholders disputes regulatory investigations and money-laundering issues.’ THE LEGAL 500
‘Christian is “an excellent litigator,” particularly on criminal matters, and his broad practice includes all aspects of commercial litigation. Clients add that he is “amiable, charming, and very nice to work with.’ CHAMBERS & PARTNERS
‘Christian Rocca is a gregarious character who gets on well with peers and clients. He acted for the Ministry of Defence and Secretary of State in the TGWU v MoD and Secretary of State matter, which covered a number of major constitutional issues.’ CHAMBERS & PARTNERS
He loves all sports, particularly cricket, golf, football and rugby. He has captained the Gibraltar cricket team since 1986. For the last year or so he’s also become mildly obsessive about cycling and has, along with other members of the firm, taken to raising funds for charity by embarking on a 500km charity cycle in October 2009
2011 Partner, ISOLAS
2007 Managing Partner, ISOLAS
2001 Partner, Isola & Isola
1994 Called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Gibraltar Bar