André Sheckleford is an Associate in the British Virgin Islands Litigation and Restructuring practice. His practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, contractual claims, trust litigation and applications for injunctive relief.

André’s experience involves advising clients on complex aspects of commercial litigation, as well as making submissions to various tribunals, whether at first instance, the Court of Appeal or the Privy Council. André has also made submissions to the Caribbean Court of Justice and the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

André is also a regular contributor to academic publications on matters concerning data privacy and international economic law, including the Journal of international Data Privacy Law, as well as a text chapter on the main customs union in the Caribbean region for the University of the West Indies Faculty of Law.



  • Acting for a minority shareholder bringing derivative proceedings for and on behalf of a company against its multinational parent company and its present and former directors for breaches of fiduciary duty, including obtaining leave to bring proceedings despite several challenges, resulting in multiple appearances before the Court of Appeal.
  • Successfully challenging an attempt by the multinational parent company referenced above from utilising a takeover scheme of arrangement to compel the minority shareholders to sell their shareholdings to the parent company. The scheme, if sanctioned, would have posed a significant threat to the funding of the derivative proceedings by the subject company.
  • Acting for a company in circumstances where the CEO of a company sought to take advantage of a corporate vulnerability, which involved the potential purchase of a debt-to-equity swap position in favour of a third party, to the benefit of an equity investment firm of which he was the principal. A settlement was achieved a settlement through strategic correspondence.
  • Acting for a minority shareholder and sole executive director in an oppressions action in circumstances where the other directors and shareholders passed several resolutions with the aim of excluding the client from the business and certain financial benefits as the company, which was a special purpose vehicle, was nearing the end of its lifespan. Orders were sought and obtained for the independent management of the company, as it concluded its business.


Professional Background

  • Associate, Hart Muirhead Fatta (Attorneys-at-law), Kingston, Jamaica (2017-2023)
  • Lecturer, The Faculty of law, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (2017-2023)


  • The University of the West Indies (Mona Campus), BSc in Medical Physics and Bioengineering and Computing (first-class honours)
  • The University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus), LLB (first-class honours)
  • The Norman Manley Law School, Legal Education Certificate (Principal’s roll of honour)
  • The University of Cambridge, LLM (international law specialism)

Bar Admissions

  • Jamaica, 2017
  • British Virgin Islands, 2023


  • ‘The Forgotten Exceptions of the CARICOM Treaty Regime’, UWI Faculty of Law 50th Anniversary Book (for publication 2023)
  • ‘Biometric Identification Systems in the Commonwealth and the Right to Privacy’, International Data Privacy Law, Volume 9, Issue 2, May 2019, pages 95–108 (winner of the IDPL article of the year for 2019)
  • ‘Data Protection – Rights, restrictions and oversight’, Jamaica Bar Association Journal, Volume 31, Number 2, June 2019, Pages 18–22
  • ‘Unboxing Data Protection’, Jamaica Bar Association Journal, Volume 31, Number 1, September 2018, Pages 16–21