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O’Neal Webster Successfully Defends Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in Multi-Million Dollar Claim

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, May 5, 2021 – The O’Neal Webster legal team of Paul Dennis, Q.C. and Nadine Whyte Laing successfully defended the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank against claims in excess of US $200m in total, brought by the…
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Free-standing Freezing Orders in the BVI | Black Swan Verses Broad Idea

British Virgin Islands entities and structures are frequently used to hold assets located onshore, outside the BVI. Sometimes these assets represent the proceeds of wrongdoing including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of express trust, or pure fraud. The vast majority…
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The Striking Off and Restoration of BVI Companies

By Asha Johnson-Willins British Virgin Island law sets out clear procedures for striking off, dissolution, and restoration of BVI companies. Governed by the BVI Business Companies Act and the Insolvency Act, the procedures apply to BVI Business Companies as well…
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Offshore Asset Recovery in Divorce

In high-value divorce litigation, certain matrimonial assets held in offshore vehicles and structures are commonly unaccounted for. This is due to a widespread perception that such assets are out of reach to the victim spouse and that opaque beneficial ownership…
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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Adopts Measures to Ensure Continuity in Response to COVID-19 Impact

O’Neal Webster hopes that you, your family, your co-workers, and communities are staying healthy and positive during these challenging times. With the surge of the new coronavirus COVID-19 cases around the globe, and now in the Caribbean, all major stakeholders…
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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…
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Privy Council Hands Down Judgment in BVI Shareholder Rights

The Privy Council has recently handed down the judgment in Staray Capital Limited and another v Cha Yang [2017] UKPC 43, concerning the circumstances in which majority shareholder decisions to amend the Memorandum & Articles of Association (M&A) of a British…
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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…
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