Corporate & Commercial

Key Contacts

VANESSA KING
Managing Partner


KERRY ANDERSON
Partner


Professionals

CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON
Partner


DAN WISE
Partner


ASHA JOHNSON-WILLINS
Senior Associate


O’Neal Webster’s Corporate & Commercial lawyers have broad and deep expertise and experience in international and domestic corporate and commercial transactions, including advising on stock exchange listings, private equity transactions, joint ventures, redomiciliations, corporate arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, corporate restructuring, and related aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Our lawyers are regularly instructed by top financial institutions, law firms, trust companies, investment houses, and corporations to handle high-value commercial transactions, and are highly regarded for providing prompt, quality advice and viable solutions to challenging issues.

Chambers & Partners 2020 client comments: “The team is really agile in responding, they understand our requirements very well.”  “Their strengths lie in their versatility as a commercial law firm, their speed of delivery and their energy.”

The team’s deep roots in the BVI provide a seamless experience in navigating local governing bodies, courts, administrative offices, and enforcement regimes, saving time and reducing costs for clients.

The team is often the first choice for many when seeking counsel in large commercial financing and retail transactions in the BVI, including property acquisition and construction financing, the structuring and restructuring of BVI funds, and handling regulatory and compliance issues.

In addition, O’Neal Webster is a registered BVI Trademark Agent, authorised to address all trademark services under the modern and attractive BVI Trade Mark Act, 2013. Our professionals represent clients in all aspects of international trademark, patent, and intellectual property registration, administration, and dispute resolution. The team offers premium services to clients from initial filings, renewals, and assignment recordings to change of ownership, license agreements, change of address, oppositions and infringement, and trademark matters involved in mergers and acquisitions.

Recent Publications

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…

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…

New BVI Insurance Code of Conduct to Take Effect July 2021

Insurance Code of Conduct for BVI domestic insurers, insurance intermediaries, and loss adjusters to take effect July 6, 2021 The BVI Financial Services Commission recently announced the issuance of the Regulatory (Insurance Code of Conduct) Code, 2021 (Insurance Conduct Code)…

BVI Approved Fund Managers and Their Ongoing Obligations

The Approved Fund Manager regime in the British Virgin Islands, which has been in force since 2012, has found tremendous success with fund managers, globally. The regime is particularly attractive for start-ups, but also well suited for established small and…
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