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O'Neal Webster

O'Neal Webster  

Legal Services | British Virgin Islands

tel: +284 494 5808 | fax: +284 494 5811
Commerce House 2nd Floor, 181 Main Street | Tortola | British Virgin Islands

Main Contacts

Kerry Anderson

Kerry AndersonManaging Partner

Paul Dennis

Paul B. Dennis, Q.C.Partner, Head of Litigation Department


Tortola, BVI | London, England

O'Neal Webster's Overview

The roots of O'Neal Webster date back to 1989. The firm was founded by Colin O'Neal, Paul Webster, and Barbara O'Neal, who were all associates in law firms in the British Virgin Islands. Their commitment to delivering a high level of legal service along with a commitment to clients and the community led them to form the partnership of O'Neal Webster O'Neal. The firm, now doing business as O'Neal Webster, is one of the leading commercial law firms in the BVI, one of the world's most important offshore financial services centers.

From their beginnings as a general local practice, O'Neal Webster has grown with the British Virgin Islands and has become established as a firm recognized for its expertise in BVI corporate and commercial law as well as litigation, where our attorneys have distinguished themselves at every level of the judicial system in the BVI, the Caribbean, and the Privy Council in London.

O'Neal Webster also provides BVI trust, companies, and corporate administration services through our affiliated company, Coverdale Trust Services Ltd., which is fully licensed as a trust company in the BVI.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1989
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 2
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 12

Languages: English


Areas of Practice
  • Banking
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Estate and Trust
  • Estate Planning
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Property
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Trademarks
  • Trusts
  • Utilities


Kerry Anderson

Kerry AndersonManaging Partner

Paul Dennis

Paul B. Dennis, Q.C.Partner, Head of Litigation Department


Marianne Cave

Marianne CaveAssociate

Alecia Johns

Alecia JohnsAttorney

Nadine Whyte

Nadine WhyteSenior Associate

Of Counsel



Legal and Economic Significance of Offshore Finance in the British Virgin Islands
O'Neal Webster, November 2017

International financial records recently stolen from two offshore services firms and 19 corporate registries maintained by governments were leaked to journalists and their details subsequently published around the world. But beyond the hype, however, we find no intelligent inferences of legal significance in the reporting. For example, the media draws attention to a United States Cabinet member's offshore financial transactions but does not allege that his shipping stake was illegal. Nor does it allege his foreign-registered holding company was illegal or that he failed in any disclosure duty...

Investment Fund Managers "Brexit" to the BVI
O'Neal Webster, January 2017

In the post-recession economy, investment managers are looking for increased flexibility and ways to maximise investor returns by minimising set up costs, government fees and other related functionary and advisory costs. That is why many are now “Brexiting” to the British Virgin Islands. For years, the Cayman Islands has held the title of the world’s largest offshore fund domicile. Being the most well-known, it was the safe choice for investment managers...

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BVI Rules Change for Non-Contentious Probate Now in Force
O'Neal Webster, November 2017

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, 28 November 2017 — O’Neal Webster is pleased to report that the Eastern Caribbean Court has adopted new, comprehensive, non-contentious probate rules for the British Virgin Islands. The new rules, which came into force on 1 November 2017, replace decades-old rules that did not keep pace with the BVI’s growing reputation as a major financial centre and address important provisions which were absent. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Non-Contentious Probate and Administration of Estates) Rules 2017 (the Rules) include state-of-the-art provisions relating to fresh applications for grants of probate and letters of administration...

O’Neal Webster Partner Vanessa King Elected Deputy Chair, STEP Caribbean and Latin America Region
O'Neal Webster, January 2017

TORTOLA – Jan. 26, 2017 – O’Neal Webster announces that Partner Vanessa King has been elected Deputy Chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Caribbean and Latin America Region. She joins Chair Ivan Hooper of Uruguay, Secretary Natalie Glitzenhirn-Augustin of Saint Lucia, and 17 regional committee members in representing the interests and concerns of the region’s approximately 2,000 members across 16 branches and chapters. Ms. King is also the current chair of the STEP BVI branch...

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