Shaniel May Brown


Anti-Trust/Competition, Banking, Construction, Corporate Finance, Data Protection & Cyber Security, Financial Services Regulation, Fintech, Information Technology & Electronic Transactions, Intellectual Property, Securities, Sports, Media & Entertainment, Structured Finance, Tax


Shaniel May Brown is an Associate in the firm’s Commercial Department. Shaniel advises individuals and companies on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions including private placements, share and asset sales and mergers and acquisitions. She also advises on complex tax matters, handles compliance matters and has experience conducting extensive due diligence exercises. Shaniel is well versed in financial regulatory matters, with a keen interest in Fintech and consistently liaises with the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the Office of the Registrar of Companies, the Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency, the Financial Services Commission and the Bank of Jamaica.  


Amalgamation of the material business of jamaica producer group limited and panjam investment limited

Lead Counsel

Advised and represented PanJam Investment Limited in relation to all aspects of the amalgamation process which included advising on regulatory and compliance matters, conducting due diligence, preparing transaction documents, assisting with the convening of the shareholders’ extraordinary general meeting, and corresponding with various Jamaican regulators.

Spur Tree Spices Jamaica Limited Initial Public Offering

Team Member

Represented the company in its IPO and listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange

Spur Tree Spices Jamaica Limited Acquisition of Canco Limited

Team Member

Represented the company in its acquisition of a majority stake in Canco Limited, owner of the “Linstead Market” brand.

Sale of Shares in Key Insurance Company Limited

Team Member

Advised and represented the majority shareholders of Key Insurance Company Limited, a company regulated by the Financial Services Commission as a part of the insurance sector and a company that was then listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, in relation to the sale of their shares.

Michael Drakulich et al v Karibukai et al [2020] JMCC Comm 31 Unreported decision of the Commercial Court (per Batts, J.)

Team Member

Successful opposition on behalf of our majority shareholder client of interim relief sought by the minority shareholders who allege they are being unfairly oppressed by the majority shareholders.

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BTP Lot 9 Limited SEZ

Team Member

Advised and represented the purchaser in acquiring the shares of a tech park company operating in a free zone/special economic zone.


The Netball Foundation of Jamaica



Qualified Umpire

Campion College Alumni Association


JamaicaN Bar Association Commercial Law Sub-Committee




Certificate of Completion for the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s Understanding & Interpreting Financial Regulations & Laws Course


Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance, Jamaica Stock Exchange/Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica


Certificate of Completion for the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s Compliance, Ethics & Corporate Governance Course


Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley Law School


Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of the West Indies

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