TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, 17 Jan 2022 – O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce the admission of Jenelle Archer to partnership in the firm, effective 1 January 2022. Ms Archer joined the firm as a senior associate in January 2016 and has led its Property and Business Department since 2019, earning high marks from clients for both counsel and service.
Dual qualified to practice in the BVI and Trinidad & Tobago, Ms Archer advises on an extensive range of property, business, and estate succession matters. She is experienced in the acquisition, ownership, and disposal of real estate; property development and financing; corporate and tax structuring; business licensing; obtaining probates; and resolving contentious real estate and business matters. Her expertise also includes counsel to foreign nationals and entities on obtaining the relevant regulatory approvals required for the acquisition of property in the BVI.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jenelle to the partnership. She is a terrific team member who has built an outstanding reputation for providing thoughtful legal guidance and exceptional service to her clients,” says Managing Partner Vanessa King. “In her new role, Jenelle will be involved in the strategic growth and development of the firm and, in particular, the growth of the Property and Business Department, a hallmark practice since the firm’s founding in 1989, that she will now lead as partner. We look forward to her ongoing contributions to the firm, her clients, colleagues, and the greater BVI community.”
Ms Archer received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Guyana and her Legal Education Certificate (with Merit) from Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad. As part of her legal training in Trinidad, she interned with the Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecution’s Chambers within the Ministry of Legal Affairs in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Prior to joining O’Neal Webster, she practised at another reputable firm in the British Virgin Islands.
About O’Neal Webster
O’Neal Webster holds a decidedly unique position among all BVI law firms, being among the first to establish exclusively in the British Virgin Islands to serve onshore and offshore corporate and finance, banking, business, real estate, admiralty, investment fund, and trust and estate clients. The firm is known for its expert handling of transactional, regulatory, and adversarial matters and is particularly regarded by clients and peers for its service, consistently exceeding expectations in both international and domestic markets. The firm has offices in Tortola, London, and New York and is the exclusive BVI member of the professional services networks, Lex Mundi and World Services Group.