R. Anthony Jenkinson (Tony), LL.B. (Hons), M.A., J.P. Tony is the former Senior Partner of Nunes Scholefield DeLeon, a leading firm of Attorneys in Jamaica and was the firm’s Managing Partner for over 16 years. In addition to being an Attorney-at-Law in Jamaica, he is a Barrister-at-Law of Grays Inn, England. In December 2010 he retired as a Partner of Nunes Scholefield DeLeon but continues to act as a Consultant to the Firm. Although born in the UK, Tony migrated to Jamaica in 1975 having completed his University studies at Sheffield University.
Before entering private practice, he held various corporate management positions in Jamaica first as Legal Controller of Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd. and subsequently General Legal Counsel and company Director of T. Geddes Grant (Jamaica) Ltd and its subsidiaries which later were acquired by the Neal & Massy Group.
As a Director of T. Geddes Grant he had overall responsibility for, and supervision of, the Group’s financial, manufacturing, tourism and service companies. In the UK Tony worked for Granada Television. Tony has an extensive legal corporate practice that covers various commercial matters; Corporate Finance, Employment Law, International Business Joint Ventures, and has acted for Jamaican, Caribbean and International clients including, Barita Investments (Stock Broking Services), Neal & Massy, Pan-Caribbean Financial Services, Pan Jamaican, Merchant Bank Ltd Exxon, Chevron Texaco, Digicel, Jet Blue, British Airways.
Mergers and Acquisitions formed a substantial part of his practice. Recently, his practice has expanded to assisting clients in Trinidad manage their legal issues in Trinidad & Tobago. He is also a member of the Jamaica Bar Association, the America Bar Association and the International Bar Association of which he was formerly a member of the Law Management Committee. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors, UK. Tony is a Director of and Consultant to Bermudez Group Ltd (Trinidad), The Jamaica Biscuit Company Ltd., Xsomo International Ltd (formerly Moores Business Forms Ltd), and Barita Investments Ltd, Fleetwood (Jamaica) Ltd (a Jamaican company listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange), and was a former director of Colgate Palmolive (Jamaica) Ltd., Goodyear Jamaica Ltd., and Pan-Caribbean Merchant Bank Ltd. He has served as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM), and Chairman of the Jamaica Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Farquharson Institute, and Vice-President of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America (AACCLA) (Washington).