VANESSA KINGManaging Partner
Head of Banking & Finance
O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Vanessa King’s practice covers the major financial centers of the world, where her clients include international and domestic financial institutions, law firms, trust companies, and high net worth individuals. She is frequently instructed to establish or amend BVI trusts and various forms of corporate finance, such as bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, property finance, and restructuring.
Ms. King has a long-standing record of exceptional leadership and service in professional, charitable, and community organizations. In 2016, she was the global recipient of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ ninth annual Founder’s Award. In 2021, she was distinguished as the BVI Financial Services Awards’ 2020 “Lawyer of the Year.”
She is a member of the BVI Bar Association, BVI Branch Chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Chair of STEP Caribbean and Latin America Region, and Steering Committee Member of the STEP Caribbean Conference. Ms. King is a member of BVI Finance Limited Board of Directors, BVI Financial Services Institute Advisory Council, Financial Services Commission Appeals Board, and the International Trademark Association (INTA).
In the community, Ms. King is the BVI Red Cross Board of Trustees Deputy Chair, serves on the Board of Directors of Green VI Ltd., and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Cedar International School. She also contributes considerable hours, annually, to pro-bono services.
Ms. King is recognized by all major ranking bodies, including Chambers Global, Legal500, IFLR100, and Citywealth Magazine.
- “An excellent lawyer.” “Commercial Expert” “…significant experience advising major clients on a wide range of BVI corporate and commercial matters.” “Reliable and experienced legal adviser.” “Level of service is absolutely first class.”– Legal500
- “Leader in her field.” “Very responsive and works well under pressure.” “Operates a broad commercial practice. She is especially active in advising trust companies and financial institutions.” – Chambers Global
- Citywealth Leaders List and Citywealth IFC Power Women 200
- “Vanessa turns things around quickly and accurately.” “…wins praise from peers and clients.”– IFLR1000
O’Neal Webster Receives “Best Corporate Social Responsibility” Award
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BVI Introduces Significant New Trust and Estate Legislation
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Further Amendments to the BVI’S Trust and Estate Legislation 2021
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BVI Extending Ability to Reseal Foreign Grants of Probate and Administration
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