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BVI ITA Releases Economic Substance Rules

The International Tax Authority (ITA) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has now released the Rules on Economic Substance (the Rules) which provides guidance on the interpretation of provisions under the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships), 2018 (the Act).  … Read more

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OW Sponsors CrossFit Castaway Competition | Raising Funds for Bahamas Relief

O’Neal Webster is pleased to be a sponsor of BVI CrossFit Castaway’s upcoming competition to raise funds for the Bahamas relief efforts. We hope you will join us in supporting the event where 34 competitors will be smashing it out on … Read more

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Sailing Into the Headwinds of an Evolving World Economy

The world economy continues to grow, not only in complexity but in competitiveness. Although the British Virgin Islands is recognized as a significant contributor to global wealth, the country continues to face headwinds in the race to keep pace with evolving trends … Read more

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BVI Economic Substance Act Roll-Out

The BVI Economic Substance (Companies and Partnerships) Act, 2018 (the ESA) roll-out continues with a target date of October 1, 2019. At that time, various changes to the BVI’s Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System Act come into force. These amendments … Read more

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Paul Dennis to Speak at STEP 2019 Caribbean Conference

As confidentiality continues to play a more significant role in global business operations and regulatory requirements focus on transparency, many questions regarding how to balance these opposing issues are left unanswered. On Tuesday, May 14th, O’Neal Webster Senior Partner Paul … Read more

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Interview with Vanessa King

Legal 500’s recently launched magazine, fivehundred, interviewed O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Vanessa King for the April 2019 edition, talking about talent retention, EU blacklisting, launching a New York office, building a thriving law firm team, and the difficulties of having … Read more

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Seven Marathons in Seven Days

TORTOLA, BVI – Mar 7, 2019—On Sunday, March 10th, the British Virgin Islands will welcome more than 30 world-class runners—ages seven to 81—for the O’Neal Webster BVI Marathon, one of six locations and seven marathons on the Eastern Caribbean leg … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Expands Litigation Department with the Addition of Well-Known Litigator Dan Wise

Dan Wise, formerly Head of Litigation at Martin Kenney & Company, who joins as a partner in the firm’s Tortola office. Mr. Wise specializes in complex, cross border commercial litigation and is admitted to practice in England and Wales, the … Read more

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O’NEAL WEBSTER APPOINTS NAIYADA HENRY-CALLWOOD TO FIRM-WIDE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

TORTOLA, January 17, 2019 – British Virgin Islands-based law firm O’Neal Webster has appointed Naiyada Henry-Callwood to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to Managing Partner Vanessa King, Ms. Henry-Callwood will be responsible for the oversight of the group’s operations … Read more

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MAGNUM & NITEROI v. The A.G. Presentation

LANDMARK DEVELOPMENTS IN BVI’S PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION LAW PLEASE JOIN O’NEALWEBSTER ON THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018 AT THE MOORINGS CONFERENCE ROOM, TORTOLA FROM 2:30 TO 4:30 P.M. SPEAKER: PAUL B.DENNIS, Q.C., SENIOR PARTNER LEARN ABOUT THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Expands Presence to US with New York City Office

October 9, 2018 – TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce its expansion to New York City, New York, being the first British Virgin Islands law firm to stake a physical presence in the city. Headquartered … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Attorneys Recognized for Six Consecutive Years on IFC Powerwomen Top 200 List

October 5, 2018 – TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The prestigious International Finance Center (IFC) Citywealth Powerwomen Top 200 List has been released for 2018, recognizing successful professionals in the global private wealth industry. O’Neal Webster’s Managing Partner Vanessa King … Read more

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HELP FOR CHILDREN BVI AWARDS INAUGURAL GRANTS TO THREE LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Efforts Led by Founding HFC BVI Benefactors From the Investment Community Helping to Protect and Heal Local Children Tortola, BVI, 29 August, 2018 – The British Virgin Islands affiliate of Help For Children (HFC), a global foundation supported by Hedge Funds … Read more

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O’Neal Webster (UK) Moves to 2 John Street, London

O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce that the firm’s UK office has moved its quarters to: 2 John Street London WC1N 2ES “Our new London offices afford a lovely and spacious work environment,” says Chris McKenzie, lead UK partner and head … Read more

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O’Neal Webster scores landmark win for BVI companies’ right to privacy and confidentiality of information

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, 26 July 2018 —The BVI High Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in the case of Magnum Investment Trading Corporation & Niteroi Limited v. The AG of the Virgin Islands on Thursday, 19 July 2018. The … Read more

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Christopher McKenzie earns ranking in Chambers and Partners HNW expert guide, 2018

O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce that Partner Christopher McKenzie, head of the firm’s London office and its Trusts & Estates Department, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners’ 2018 high net worth expert guide, Chambers HNW, for offshore trusts in the … Read more

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BVI Takes Lead in Establishing Simple, Transparent, and Inexpensive Incorporation for Microbusinesses Around the World

Microbusinesses are a growing, vibrant, and profitable economic segment throughout the world. Such enterprises provide flexibility for individuals to operate on their terms, according to their skills and passions. Microbusinesses generally are defined by modest annual sales and asset values … Read more

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Cryptocurrency: Issues for Hedge Fund and Investment Professionals

Many investors have cryptocurrency on the brain, but how are hedge fund and investment professionals viewing this trend? Learn from an experienced panel of professionals as they discuss financial transactions, regulated environments, and issues specific to investment structures in this … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Expands Litigation Capabilities, Adding BVI Attorney Asha Johnson-Willins

27 February 2018 – Road Town, Tortola – Law firm O’Neal Webster announces that BVI attorney Asha Johnson-Willins has joined the firm as a senior associate. Johnson-Willins brings over 14 years’ experience in advocacy, trials, and company law to O’Neal … Read more

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BVI team 54Strong competes in Miami Marathon to benefit local charities

Feb. 15, 2018 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands – On a cool, rain-soaked Sunday morning dawn in late January, O’Neal Webster’s Managing Partner Vanessa King stepped to the starting line alongside the British Virgin Islands team “54Strong” and 23,000 other … Read more

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