BVI Banking & Finance Law

Key Contacts

Managing Partner




Senior Associate


The O’Neal Webster BVI Banking and Finance Team has extensive experience in advising financial institutions and borrowers on international and local banking transactions, both commercial and personal.

“The team is really agile in responding, they understand our requirements very well.” – Client Feedback

Led by Managing Partner Vanessa King, the practice counts major international and domestic banks and trust companies among its prestigious client base, including the only BVI-based financial institution.

The team offers comprehensive, practical, cost effective service to render general legal advice regarding the relationship of banker and customer, regulatory requirements in disclosure of information to authorities, and matters affecting the daily business concerns of the banking industry in the BVI. The firm sits on legal panels for many international banks and is the BVI law firm of choice to advise on transactions such as property acquisition financing, asset and project financing, debt financing, and general banking transactions involving BVI entities.

In addition, services provided by the Banking team include: due diligence in relation to borrowers; advice regarding corporate capacity of borrowers; corporate documentation for borrowers to satisfy corporate structure requirements to meet financing terms; enforcement of bankers’ security through several means available at law and the mortgagor’s power of sale; preparation of finance documents; and completion of transactions at closings, including stamp duty and registration of security documentation.

[the team’s] “strengths lie in their versatility as a commercial law firm, their speed of delivery, and their energy.”  -Client Feedback

Recent Publications

Guide to BVI Virtual Assets Service Providers Act, 2022

In December 2022, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) enacted the Virtual Assets Service Providers Act, 2022 (the Act) which came into force on February 1, 2023. The Act introduces a formal supervisory framework for virtual assets service providers. The Act defines…
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