O’Neal Webster tops BVI list in Citywealth’s IFC Power Women 100


O’Neal Webster is the only firm in the British Virgin Islands to have two partners recognised as ‘women of achievement and opinion formers’ in the inaugural Citywealth IFC Power Women 100, 2013.

The two O’Neal Webster partners listed are:




Vanessa King, partner and head of Commercial Department, specialises in Trusts, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property and Mergers & Acquisitions. She is also the Chairman of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP BVI).




Willa Tavernier, partner and head of Property and Business, specialises in, Contentious and Non-contentious Real Estate, Employment Law, Admiralty, Local Business and Business Litigation. Before joining the firm, Willa was a Senior Legal Officer of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, dealing with banking and securities regulation, and development finance.



The IFC Power Women 100 is an A-Z  list of influencers and professionals working around the financial services industry in International Financial Centres. The list recognises women of achievement who are opinion formers, helping to promote business excellence in their home jurisdiction and consolidating the reputations of the financial services industry globally.


Commenting on the listings, Managing Partner, Kerry Anderson said: “This is a well deserved honour. Vanessa and Willa are both extremely talented and capable lawyers and have consistently demonstrated a high commitment to their clients and tremendous expertise in the law over a number of years. We are therefore very pleased that Vanessa and Willa have been acknowledged by the editors of Citywealth.”

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