PAUL DENNIS KC
Recognized as one of the most experienced and effective litigation teams in the BVI, under the leadership of Kings Counsel Paul Dennis, O’Neal Webster’s Litigation Department handles a range of commercial matters, including shareholder disputes, enforcement of banker’s securities, liquidations, cross-border insolvency and asset recovery, interim asset preservation, and general business litigation. The team is frequently engaged in matters before the BVI Commercial Court, an internationally recognized institution established in 2009 to facilitate the speedy and efficient resolution of commercial cases in the BVI system. In addition, the team has a successful record of resolving complex intellectual property, probate, and real property-related litigation.
The litigation team is particularly experienced in matters of distressed funds; debt restructuring and rescheduling; schemes of arrangement, tracing, and recovery action; fund liquidation; and appointment and removal of liquidators, receivers, and corporate trustees. It has a long-standing track record of successful collaboration with foreign counsel in multi-jurisdictional litigation involving BVI individuals or companies. Attorneys appear before courts of first instance, arbitration panels, and appellate courts, and have represented clients before these tribunals up to the level of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London – the BVI’s highest appellate court.
Our litigation team works closely with the firm’s commercial, corporate, regulatory, and trusts and estate departments, placing the firm in a strong position to offer comprehensive representation in disputes and proactive counsel on the legal effects and ramifications of commercial and estate transactions.
Chambers and Partners notes the team’s “in-depth knowledge,” describing the department’s lawyers as “meticulously detailed and sharp in their argument.”
In the words of one peer, “[Paul Dennis] is a capable opponent who works hard for his client.”