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New Rules for Charters and Small Cruise Ships Navigating Virgin Islands Waters

THE CRUISING AND HOME PERMIT ACT 2021 The British Virgin Islands Cruising and Home Permit Act, 2021 was passed in October 2021, replacing the Cruising and Home Permit Act (Cap203). This new piece of legislation regulates charter boat owners and…
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O’Neal Webster Partner Dan Wise Ranked in Chambers 2022 Global Guide for Excellence in BVI Dispute Resolution

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March 28, 2022 – TORTOLA – O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognized O’Neal Webster Partner Dan Wise in the 2022 edition of its Global Guide for his exceptional work in British Virgin Islands dispute…
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BVI FSC Recognises Fusang Exchange as its First Digital Securities and Asset Exchange

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) has recently recognised Asia-based Fusang Exchange Ltd as its first digital securities and asset exchange. The Exchange was recognised by way of an amendment to the British Virgin Islands Regulatory Code (Recognised…
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British Virgin Islands: A Country of Proud Landowners

By Willa Tavernier, O’Neal Webster BVI. What was once a group of islands thought to be settled by accident rather than by design, has now, rather aptly, been termed “the treasure under our feet.” The latter phrase was used by JR O’Neal, a noted…
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The Reverse Takeover: A BVI perspective

A reverse takeover (RTO) is a transaction by which a publicly traded company acquires all the shares of a target company that has an operating business, but whose shares are privately held. By virtue of the RTO, shareholders of the…
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AMENDMENTS TO THE BVI’S PRIVATE TRUST COMPANY REGULATIONS 2021

Since the BVI’s Financial Services (Exemptions) Regulations, 2007 (as amended, “the PTC Regulations”) came into effect, the BVI has become the jurisdiction of choice for private trust companies. Over one thousand such companies have so far been established. Background The…
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Fredonia Management Limited Completes Three-cornered BVI Statutory Merger

O’Neal Webster advised Fredonia Management Limited on the listing of its gold and silver exploration business on the Toronto Venture Exchange by way of a three-cornered BVI statutory merger. O’Neal Webster acted as British Virgin Islands counsel to Fredonia Management Limited (Fredonia…
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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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