BVI Trusts & Estates

Key Contacts

CHRISTOPHER MCKENZIE
Partner


VANESSA KING
Managing Partner


Professionals

NADINE WHYTE
Partner


ASHA JOHNSON-WILLINS
Senior Associate


JENELLE ARCHER
Managing Associate


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

Offshore Asset Recovery in Divorce

In high-value divorce litigation, certain matrimonial assets held in offshore vehicles and structures are commonly unaccounted for. This is due to a widespread perception that such assets are out of reach to the victim spouse and that opaque beneficial ownership…

Making a Will Won’t Kill You

Why Shareholders of BVI Companies and the Owners of BVI Real Property Should Consider Executing Wills Many people tend to put off the preparation of a will to a future date, but there are numerous reasons to grab the bull…

MITIGATING BVI BUSINESS COMPANY DISRUPTION

Structure your BVI company shareholding to eliminate or reduce delays associated with probate Ease of operation and flexibility are two of the most attractive features of a BVI business company (BVIBC). However, the death of a shareholder can cause disruption…
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