Five O’Neal Webster Attorneys Named to Private Client Directory of Globally Recommended Wealth Managers and Advisers

TORTOLA, July 1, 2017 — O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce that five partners were named to Citywealth’s 2017 Leaders List, the private client directory of recommended wealth managers and advisers. Individuals are nominated by their peers or organizations and independently verified by Citywealth with peer or client references. Inclusion signifies that individual expertise is recognized and recommended globally. The List helps people and charities with £25 million and above to choose the best wealth managers and advisers globally.

Overall, only 13 attorneys from seven British Virgin Island law firms were included on the 2017 list, giving O’Neal Webster the distinction of having more partners recognized than any other BVI firm. Making the 2017 list are O’Neal Webster Managing Partner and Investment Funds and Regulatory Head Kerry Anderson; Corporate and Commercial Head Vanessa King; Trusts and Estates Head Christopher McKenzie (London); Investment Funds and Regulatory and Corporate and Commercial Partner Christopher Simpson; and, Business and Property Head Willa Tavernier.

Ms. King and Mrs. Tavernier also appear in the Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200 for the fifth consecutive year, and Mr. McKenzie has again earned the additional designation “Prominent Figure,” which recognizes professionals who are highly recommended.

Kerry Anderson advises domestic and international clients in complex, multijurisdictional corporate and commercial matters. Key clients include U.S. and EU-based fund managers, closed-ended funds, open-ended funds, public funds, and segregated portfolio company funds.

Vanessa King advises on matters regarding banking and finance, corporate and commercial, and BVI trusts. Clients include leading and domestic international financial institutions, law firms, and trust companies.

Christopher McKenzie advises on all aspects of law in trusts, wills, and estates. He was founding chair of the BVI branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and chaired its legislation drafting committee that was instrumental in drafting the Virgin Islands Special Trust Act, which revolutionized the trust industry in the BVI.

Christopher Simpson advises leading financial institutions, corporations, and law firms on all aspects of corporate finance. He is regularly instructed on investment business and regulatory matters, as well as high value corporate, banking, and funds transactions.

Willa Tavernier advises a broad-based business clientele on contentious and non-contentious property and admiralty matters, and advises businesses and investors on employment issues, corporate and commercial law, joint ventures, and commercial contracts.

Since 1989 O’Neal Webster has provided high quality legal counsel to the BVI community and international clients in complex commercial litigation, corporate, banking, finance, investment funds, trusts, estates, intellectual property, real estate transactions, admiralty, and corporate restructuring and insolvency matters. O’Neal Webster has offices in Road Town, Tortola, BVI, and London, U.K. Learn more at

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