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BVI Supports Two Million Jobs Globally, Says Independent Report

June 2017, TORTOLA—New data released June 21, 2017 show that the British Virgin Islands financial services industry supports roughly two million jobs in global investment and trade, worldwide. The independent study by Capital Economics found that the BVI mediates over … Read more

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Alert: Extension of BVI CRS deadlines

The British  Virgin  Islands Government recently announced  the  extension of the 2017  deadlines  for  notification  and reporting obligations  under  the  Common  Reporting  Standard, or CRS. As a result, BVI financial institutions will now have until June 30, 2017 to register … Read more

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New Guidelines for Insolvency Cases Being Tested in The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court recently acted to increase coordination, cooperation, and communication among courts in cross-border proceedings of insolvency or debt adjustments, joining Singapore, Delaware, Bermuda, England and Wales, and the Southern District of New York in adopting the … Read more

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BVI Hosts International Disputes at New, State of the Art Arbitration Centre

There is no dispute that the 2017 hard-opening of the new ‘state of the art’ British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre signals the BVI’s intent to become the leading arbitral and dispute resolution destination in the Caribbean. The Centre, an … Read more

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UK Inheritance Tax Deadline Looms for “De-enveloping” your BVI Company

The UK Government’s recent consultation on tax reforms in respect of non-domiciled individuals, whether resident or not, has resulted in a shake-up of company law. The UK has announced that from April 6, 2017, residential property in the UK held … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Partner Vanessa King Elected to BVIFL Board of Directors

TORTOLA – Jan. 26, 2017 – O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce that Partner Vanessa King has been elected to the board of directors of BVI Finance Limited (BVIFL), formerly BVI Finance, for a term of three years. She has … Read more

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STEP Caribbean and Latin America Region Elects O’Neal Webster Partner Vanessa King as Deputy Chair

TORTOLA – Jan. 26, 2017 – O’Neal Webster announces that Partner Vanessa King has been elected Deputy Chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Caribbean and Latin America Region. She joins Chair Ivan Hooper of Uruguay, Secretary … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Partner Vanessa King earns STEP Founder’s Award for “Outstanding Achievement”

 Nov 24, 2016 – TORTOLA – British Virgin Islands-based law firm O’Neal Webster congratulates Partner Vanessa King as the recipient of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ ninth annual, prestigious Founder’s Award. The Award is presented to an individual … Read more

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Seven O’Neal Webster Lawyers Recommended by The Legal 500 Caribbean 2017

November 10, 2016 – Tortola – British Virgin Islands-based law firm O’Neal Webster announced today that the firm and seven lawyers in three key practice areas have been recommended by the editor of The Legal 500 in the 2017 Caribbean … Read more

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BVI House Asia’s trust seminar held at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Private Trust Companies – The Best of Both Worlds was the topic of BVI House Asia’s trust seminar, held November 2, 2016 at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce’s Conference Room. The seminar, attended by more than 80 lawyers, trust practitioners … Read more

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Five O’Neal Webster Partners recognized in Citywealth’s IFC 2016 Leaders Lists

Oct. 2016, TORTOLA – The prestigious 2016 Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200 List and 2016 Leaders List (Lawyers) recently recognized five O’Neal Webster Partners. The IFC Power Women recognizes 200 of the most powerful women in government, private wealth, … Read more

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Trust and Estates Partner Christopher McKenzie Recognized in Chambers and Partners Inaugural High Net Worth Guide

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, June 27, 2016 – O’Neal Webster partner Christopher McKenzie, a well-known name in the BVI trust market, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners’ inaugural High Net Worth Guide, published June 2016. Based in O’Neal Webster’s London … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Receives Licensed Trademark Agent Status Under BVI Trade Mark Act, 2013

Known worldwide for its robust shipping registry, trusts, funds, and corporate law sectors, the British Virgin Islands is emerging as a globally competitive jurisdiction for registering and protecting intellectual property, thanks to the enactment of the highly anticipated Trade Mark … Read more

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Global Law and Business Publishes 4th Edition of “Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions”

As globalisation continues, opportunities are arising for practitioners in trust jurisdictions that did not exist a few years ago. Growth continues in the traditional trust jurisdictions, especially in civil law jurisdictions where trusts have previously been used in a limited … Read more

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Announcing: 2016 STEP Caribbean Conference in St. Lucia

Thought provoking, engaging and always leading edge, STEP CC16 —the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners Caribbean Conference 2016— will showcase the best of the region along with some of the most interesting speakers in the global trust and wealth … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Earns Top Legal Adviser Status in Chambers Global for Corporate & Finance and Dispute Resolution

March 18, 2016 – TORTOLA – Once again, Chambers Global has recognized O’Neal Webster’s Corporate & Finance and Dispute Resolution practices in its 2016 edition. Also honored for their individual work were partners Vanessa King, Corporate & Finance and Trusts … Read more

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Business Companies Act Amendments Breakfast Forum

BVI Finance is hosting another installment in their breakfast forums series on March 9, 2016 from 8:00-9:30 AM. This forum will focus on the 2015 amendments to the BCA and is rightfully titled, “Business Companies Act 2015 Amendments, Cautions and Opportunities.” … Read more

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Signature event for H. Lavity Stoutt Community College accreditation celebration

The legendary, four-time Grammy award winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo will take the stage at the Eileene Parsons Auditorium at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College, Tortola on February 23rd and 24th 2016 as part of their world tour and the … Read more

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O’Neal Webster adds depth to BVI practice, welcoming attorneys Dr. Alecia Johns and Ms. Jenelle Archer to its legal team

25 January 2016 – Road Town, Tortola – The law firm of O’Neal Webster expanded their capabilities in its British Virgin Islands-based litigation, real estate, banking, business, and trust and estate practices, with the recent addition of attorneys, Associate Dr. … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Litigation Team Scores Major Win for BVI Electricity Corporation

Jan. 18, 2016 – TORTOLA BVI – O’Neal Webster’s litigation team, led by Partner Paul Dennis QC, extended its winning record with a major victory this week for the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), the sole provider of electricity … Read more

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