Trusts & Estates

Articles and news related to trust, estate planning, and probate in the BVI.

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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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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O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Elected to Chair of STEP Caribbean and Latin America Region Committee

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FEB 25, 2020. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – STEP, the global professional body of trust and estate professional advisors, has announced that O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Vanessa King has been elected to chair the STEP Caribbean and Latin America Region Committee for…
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BVI Business Company

MITIGATING BVI BUSINESS COMPANY DISRUPTION

Structure your BVI company shareholding to eliminate or reduce delays associated with probate Ease of operation and flexibility are two of the most attractive features of a BVI business company (BVIBC). However, the death of a shareholder can cause disruption…
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BVI Private Client Global Guide

O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce its participation in producing the BVI Private Client chapter of The Legal 500 Private Client Global Guide, a comparative guide to private client questions in key jurisdictions around the world. O’Neal Webster partners Christopher…
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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…
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