BVI Trusts & Estates

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CHRISTOPHER MCKENZIE Partner [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column_inner] [/vc_row_inner]
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VANESSA KING Managing Partner [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column_inner] [/vc_row_inner]
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NADINE WHYTE LAING Partner [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column_inner] [/vc_row_inner]
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ASHA JOHNSON-WILLINS Senior Associate [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column_inner] [/vc_row_inner]
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JENELLE ARCHER Managing Associate [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column_inner] [/vc_row_inner]

O’Neal Webster’s BVI Trusts & Estates Department provides practical commercial and individual private client advice on all aspects of relevant BVI law. Whether clients are seeking to take advantage of cutting edge legislation by utilising a VISTA trust, or simply wish to adopt a more standard structure, the firm’s highly experienced lawyers offer confidential counsel in all phases of estate planning, trust, and probate matters. 

The team is led by Partner Christopher McKenzie, an internationally noted expert in the field. The team advises trustees—individuals and corporations—and beneficiaries on the full complement of issues related to wealth preservation; probate planning; and trust creation, administration, and termination. 

O’Neal Webster is ‘responsive, detailed and prepared to review the contents of legal briefs and opinions so that clients have a thorough understanding of the salient legal points‘. -Legal500

On request, O’Neal Webster offers access to local trustees and corporate services companies to provide a seamless experience for international and domestic clients. 

The firm is also frequently instructed on trust and probate disputes, which are managed by its experienced litigators who possess the highest professional standards to ensure effective counsel, representation, and service. Our commercial clients have access to the firm’s expertise in succession planning, trusts, and other asset protection strategies. 

Recent Publications

AMENDMENTS TO THE BVI’S PRIVATE TRUST COMPANY REGULATIONS 2021

Since the BVI’s Financial Services (Exemptions) Regulations, 2007 (as amended, “the PTC Regulations”) came into effect, the BVI has become the jurisdiction of choice for private trust companies. Over one thousand such companies have so far been established. Background The…

BVI Introduces Significant New Trust and Estate Legislation

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, March 2021– O’Neal Webster is pleased to confirm that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Government has introduced a substantial number of changes to its trust and estate legislation following recommendations made by the Trust and Succession Law…

Further Amendments to the BVI’S Trust and Estate Legislation 2021

By Christopher McKenzie O’Neal Webster is pleased to be able to advise that, in addition to other ground-breaking changes to its trust and succession laws, which are covered elsewhere, two new statutes, the Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2001 and…
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