Andrea maintains a diversified corporate and commercial practice with emphasis on financing transactions (traditional lending, public offers of securities and stock exchange listings, and private placements) and regulated services inclusive of securities, other investment products and insurance.
Andrea is a technical advisor to the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) on new product offerings, including the Junior Market trading platform which was established in April 2009. She has advised over 20 companies on their initial public offers and admission to the junior and main markets, and advised listed issuers on further fundraising’s conducted on the market and elsewhere.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrea gained practical experience working in London, England, for two leading firms. Thereafter she worked as a regulator for the London Stock Exchange’s official list and in the General Counsel’s Division of the UK Financial Services Authority where she specialized in financial services inclusive of insurance and re-insurance, banking, securities and their regulation.
Andrea was first admitted to practice as a Solicitor in the United Kingdom in 2000 and in 2008 she moved to Jamaica, re-qualified as an Attorney-at-Law and joined the firm. She was appointed Partner in 2011. Andrea holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, University of Toronto as well as an LL.B (First Class), from the University of Kent, Canterbury, England where she received the Sweet & Maxwell Clive M. Schmitthoff Commercial Law Prize and a Faculty Award for the highest achievement in law examinations.
Andrea has contributed to the UK Financial Services Authority Handbook, Conduct of Business Sourcebook, Permitted Links (rules for linked long term life insurance business) and to Halsbury’s Laws of England and Wales, Admiralty Volume, Civil Procedure (edited by E.J.D. Hill)(contributor).
Practice Areas: Banking, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Services & Securities, Capital Markets, Insurance, Commercial / Business Restructuring.
B.A. Economics (Hons), Trinity College, University of Toronto; LL.B ( Hons), University of Kent.