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O’Neal Webster advises Masplay on its acquisition of Nike de Chile Ltda

O’Neal Webster acted as British Virgin Islands counsel to Masplay, S.A. and its wholly owned subsidiary Equinox Los Andes SPA on its multimillion-dollar acquisition of Nike de Chile Ltda. Masplay is the leading Andean region marketer and distributor of athletic…

The Importance of BVI Legal Opinions – A Practical Perspective

Over the last few weeks, I have issued legal opinions to leading banks in Hong Kong; one of the largest banks in the United States; the HM Land Registry in the United Kingdom; the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office…

Interview with Vanessa King

Legal 500’s newly launched magazine, fivehundred, interviewed O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Vanessa King for the April 2019 edition, talking about talent retention, EU blacklisting, launching a New York office, building a thriving law firm team, and the difficulties of having…

BVI Companies and their Registered Agents: A critical relationship

A sometimes overlooked, yet critical, aspect of a British Virgin Islands (BVI) company is the role of its registered agent. Only a registered agent can incorporate a BVI company, and they are essential in its ongoing maintenance. Registered agents are…
UK Privy Council

Privy Council Hands Down Judgment in BVI Shareholder Rights

The Privy Council has recently handed down the judgment in Staray Capital Limited and another v Cha Yang [2017] UKPC 43, concerning the circumstances in which majority shareholder decisions to amend the Memorandum & Articles of Association (M&A) of a British…

BVI Positioning for International, Direct Investment

A One Stop Shop Solution for Investors The BVI is already the world’s leading jurisdiction for company incorporations, home to over 350,000 registered international business companies (IBCs) that carry on businesses as diverse as green technology, mobile device cases, Styrofoam…

Cryptocurrency: Issues for Hedge Fund and Investment Professionals

Many investors have cryptocurrency on the brain, but how are hedge fund and investment professionals viewing this trend? Learn from an experienced panel of professionals as they discuss financial transactions, regulated environments, and issues specific to investment structures in this…
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