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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Guide to Property Purchases in the British Virgin Islands

The recipe for finding your dream property in the British Virgin Islands includes a dash of local knowledge, an adequate measure of adventure, a quantity of trusted counsel, and an appetite for delight! While almost any property in the BVI … 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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British Virgin Islands’ New Limited Partnership Act Offers Significant Changes

Best-known for its stunning natural beauty—jewel-colored waters, soft sandy beaches, and lush mountain ridges—the British Virgin Islands also excels among her peers in the international financial services industry. Notably, the Territory is relentless in its pursuit of refining and advancing … Read more

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O’Neal Webster Announces New Managing Partner, Vanessa King

Feb. 5, 2018 –TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce that Vanessa King, corporate, commercial, and trusts and estates attorney, stepped into the managing partner role for the law firm as of Feb. 1, 2018. King … Read more

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BVI Students Receive Donated Copies of “Secret Code: British Virgin Islands”

TORTOLA. December 2017 – O’Neal Webster congratulates Mitsy J. Ellis-Simpson on the recent publication of her book, Secret Code: British Virgin Islands and her successful campaign to raise funds which put 658 copies in the hands of students and school resource … Read more

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BVI Private Client Global Guide

O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce its participation in the publication of The Legal 500 Private Client Global Guide. O’Neal Webster partners Christopher McKenzie, Willa Tavernier, and Vanessa King contributed the Q&A chapter on BVI taxes, succession laws, wills, trusts and … Read more

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Legal and Economic Significance of Offshore Finance in the British Virgin Islands

International financial records recently stolen from two offshore services firms and 19 corporate registries maintained by governments were leaked to journalists and their details subsequently published around the world. But beyond the hype, however, we find no intelligent inferences of … Read more

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BVI Rules Change for Non-Contentious Probate Now in Force

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, 28 November 2017 — O’Neal Webster is pleased to report that the Eastern Caribbean Court has adopted new, comprehensive, non-contentious probate rules for the British Virgin Islands. The new rules, which came into force on 1 … Read more

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Significant Progress Made: New Developments for the BVI Financial Services Sector

We are pleased to report that significant progress is being made in restoring the financial and legal services available on Tortola. The backlog of past filings has now been cleared; the BVI’s online incorporations system, VIRRGIN, is fully functioning; regulatory … Read more

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BVI Financial Services Centre and Commercial Courts Update

Tortola, British Virgin Islands 22 September Update Dear Clients, Associates and Friends, We are pleased to report that the BVI’s international business and finance centre is making significant progress towards restoring business as usual. BVI financial services are up and … Read more

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Advising the Family Business Through Economic or Emotional Disruption

Grief, shock and the resulting shift in family and business dynamics could be a catalyst for economic and emotional disruption within a family business. What can you do, either to prepare in advance or to react after the event, to … Read more

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STEP Interview with Vanessa King

This 60-Second Interview was conducted by The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and was first published on STEP.org, August 29, 2017. Q: How and why did you get involved with STEP? Christopher McKenzie, the first Chair of the British … Read more

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BVI Capital Economics Study and History of International Trade Vindicates Offshore Centre

International Trade The history of trade can be traced back for thousands of years, from the early days of bartering to the introduction of money, and now, modern, complex trade and finance arrangements between individuals, countries, and international trade groups. … Read more

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