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Your Legal Finance Partner

Spain · Portugal · Latin America

ROCKMOND Litigation Funding Advisors is an independent firm whose founding partners are renowned legal and finance advisors that bring together decades of experience in the legal, finance, restructuring and insolvency sectors.

In addition, thanks to their strong track record in securing legal funding, ROCKMOND’s partners are particularly able to identify the cases that have potential for commercial litigation finance or international arbitration finance.

We have the legal and finance experience to understand your claim and assist you in securing the best funding. Our expertise and resilience means we are not afraid to deal with difficult issues when they arise.

ARMANDO BETANCOR


Armando Betancor co-founded ROCKMOND Litigation Funding Advisors in 2014, and serves as Managing Partner based in London and Madrid.

Mr. Betancor brings to ROCKMOND decades of experience in the legal, finance, international insolvency, and restructuring sectors. He is a specialist in cross-border transactions. Prior to co-founding ROCKMOND, Mr. Betancor co-founded a law firm in 2009. Previously, he was the Director of the Insolvency and Restructuring Department at Araoz y Rueda Abogados and was Manager of the PwC office in the Canary Islands.

Mr. Betancor graduated from the faculty of law of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and holds master’s in business law, and urban planning and real estate law. He is a graduate of the Lawyers Management Program (LMP) of the London School of Economics and IE Law School. He also is a graduate of the Masterclass in Private Equity of the London Business School. Mr. Betancor is a member of the International Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Spanish Club of Arbitration. Mr. Betancor speaks Spanish and English.

betancor@rockmond.com
T. +44 7495 766 671
T. +34 606 351 360

CÉSAR CERVERA


César Cervera co-founded ROCKMOND Litigation Funding Advisors in 2014, and serves as Managing Partner based in Madrid.

Mr. Cervera brings to ROCKMOND decades of experience in the legal, finance, international insolvency, and restructuring sectors. Previously, Mr. Cervera held numerous positions in the private sector before founding his own law firm in 1997, and co-founding another law firm in 2009.

Mr. Cervera graduated from the faculty of law of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and from the IE Law School with a master’s in corporate legal counselling. He is a graduate of the Lawyers Management Program (LMP) of the London School of Economics and IE Law School. He also is a graduate of the Masterclass in Private Equity of the London Business School. Mr. Cervera is a member of the International Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Spanish Club of Arbitration, were he is a member of the committee responsible for elaborating a manual on best practices. Mr. Cervera speaks Spanish and English.

cervera@rockmond.com
T. +34 607 527 737

FRANCISCO JAVIER CABRERA


Francisco Javier Cabrera is a professional partner at ROCKMOND Litigation Funding Advisors. He is a specialist in commercial and procedural law. Upon finalizing his university studies and preparing for a competition to the Judiciary, from 1997-2002 Mr. Cabrera led roles as Magistrate-Judge in a temporary capacity in the courts of Huelva. From 2003 to 2008 he was Counsel of the Justice System, and from 2008-2011 he became Public Prosecutor in the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Sevilla. In 2011 he transferred to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Cáceres until 2015 when he transitioned to the private sector.

Mr. Cabrera is a graduate of the faculty of law of the University of Sevilla, he also holds a degree in legal and economic sciences from the Camilo José Cela University, and is currently working on his PhD in Commercial Law at the University of Salamanca.

cabrera@rockmond.com
M: +34 662 654 504

EDUARDO FRUTOS


Eduardo Frutos is in charge of ROCKMOND’s legal and financial analysis. Mr. Frutos is a seasoned lawyer with more than ten years of experience in domestic and international firms, advising companies in Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom on corporate and procedural matters. During the last years, he has actively participated in the market of litigation finance, by evaluating and selecting cases, and matching them with specialized funding.

Mr. Frutos graduated from the faculty of law of the Pontifical University of Comillas ICADE, and also holds a diploma in international relations. He has a master’s in business law from the Garrigues Study Center, and has collaborated in different publications and spoken at different academic fora. Mr. Frutos speaks Spanish, German, and English.

efrutos@rockmond.com
T. +34 678 370 819

CAROLINA BAYO


Carolina Bayo is in charge of ROCKMOND’s international presence. Previously, Ms. Bayo served as a consultant to different institutions and was an advisor to Members of the European Parliament in Brussels for over five years, where she worked on international trade, energy, and foreign policy and was key to building compromises between different party lines. Prior to joining the European Parliament, Ms. Bayo worked in the private sector in Brussels and in Mexico.

Ms. Bayo graduated with an MMH from Cornell University, having received a scholarship from the Government of Navarra, and from the faculty of law of the University of Navarra where she was student researcher in the department of public international law. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

carolina.bayo@rockmond.com
T. +34 663 385 018