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Chambers Global 2024 Names Christopher Simpson Among Outstanding Corporate, Finance & Funds Practitioners in the British Virgin Islands

TORTOLA – Congratulations to O’Neal Webster Partner Christopher Simpson, who is again ranked by Chambers Global among outstanding Corporate, Finance, & Funds practitioners in the BVI for the 2024 edition. Chambers rankings are a definitive mark of excellence across the…
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Chambers Global 2024 Recognises O’Neal Webster’s Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Finance and Funds Practices

We are delighted to share that O’Neal Webster has again been recognised in Chambers Global Guide 2024 for the British Virgin Islands jurisdiction in Dispute Resolution and Corporate & Finance, including Funds categories. Chambers rankings are a definitive mark of…
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Explainer: New Rules for BVI Non-Belonger Landholders

The BVI (British Virgin Islands) Ministry of the Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change (the Ministry) adopted new Non-Belonger Landholder Licensing process rules. Automatic rental permission is one of several welcome policy changes. The updated procedures—Policy No. 1 of 2023—were…
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New Annual Financial Return Filing for BVI Companies Commences 2024

Amendments to the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004, and BVI Business Companies Regulations, which took effect on January 1, 2023, require BVI companies to file an annual financial return (AFR) containing specified financial information. The filing must be made with…
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Virgin Islands Shipping Registry to Become a Statutory Body

The Virgin Islands Shipping and Maritime Authority Act, 2023 successfully received assent on October 16, 2023. It is now imminent that The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry will become independent of the Central Government of the Virgin Islands and carry out…
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How to Save Your BVI Company From Insolvency

The world has witnessed the failure of several banks over the past months, starting with Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in the United States, followed by the collapse of the 167-year-old global firm Credit Suisse. These bank failures can…
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British Virgin Islands reinstated to EU’s list of cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes

We are pleased to announce that following a meeting of the European Union’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council on October 17, 2023, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been removed from the EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions for tax…
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Illusory trusts in the British Virgin Islands and section 86 of the BVI’s Trustee Act

The laws of the BVI The principles of English common law and equity form part of British Virgin Islands (BVI) law and would be applied by the BVI’s courts, except to the extent that they have been modified by statute.…
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O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Vanessa King Elected to STEP Worldwide Council

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October 2, 2023 – BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Vanessa King has been elected as a STEP Worldwide Council representative for the Caribbean and Latin America Region. In this role, she represents…
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