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 British Virgin Islands, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
“Our group is extremely pleased that Dan is joining us at this very exciting period of expansion and as we explore new markets,” says O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Vanessa King. “He brings an extensive reputation for providing exceptional legal counsel and successfully representing clients in their high-value litigation matters. His addition will serve our clients well and confirms our commitment to providing our clients with outstanding service.”
At O’Neal Webster, Mr. Wise will continue to work with clients on significant cross border issues, including those involving civil fraud and asset recovery, offshore disclosure orders, and commercial and regulatory advice. He frequently represents clients from emerging markets, such as the former Soviet Union, Nigeria, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Moldova. Among his notable cases is the removal of former joint-liquidators of Stanford International Bank and the nearly decade-long representation of the subsequent Caribbean joint-liquidators.
“I am impressed by the team at O’Neal Webster and its expanding profile in the offshore financial services sector,” says Mr. Wise. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with talented legal minds such as Litigation Department Chair Paul Dennis QC and litigation Partner Nadine Whyte Laing. The firm has great strength and depth in BVI commercial practice and I look forward to contributing to its continued growth.”
Mr. Wise earned his BA (Hons) in History and Politics from Queen Mary College, University of London; his Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster (Commendation); and completed his Law Society Finals at the College of Law, London. He is a member and a two-term past First Vice President of the BVI Bar Association, a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, and a former British Army officer. Mr. Wise is recommended in Who’s Who Legal for his work in global asset recovery.
About O’Neal Webster
Since its establishment in 1989, O’Neal Webster has held a commitment to providing high-quality legal counsel, serving the British Virgin Islands and international clients in complex commercial litigation; corporate, banking, finance, and investment funds; trusts and estates; intellectual property protection; real estate transactions; admiralty and shipping; and corporate restructuring and insolvency matters. The firm has offices in Road Town, Tortola, BVI; London, UK; and New York, NY, U.S.