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O'Neal Webster

O'Neal Webster  

Legal Services | British Virgin Islands

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


Main Contacts

Vanessa King

Vanessa KingManaging Partner

Paul Dennis

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

Offices

Tortola, BVI | London, England | New York, New York

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

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Admiralty
  • Banking
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Estate and Trust
  • Estate Planning
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Property (Yachts)
  • Real Estate
  • Trademarks
  • Trusts
  • Utilities
Representative Clients
  • British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation
  • Magnum Investment Trading Corporation & Niteroi Limited
Professionals

Partners

Paul Dennis

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

Vanessa King

Vanessa KingManaging Partner



Associates

Nadine Whyte

Nadine WhyteSenior Associate


Of Counsel

Other

Articles

Benefits of a BVI Trademark: Classification of Goods and Services in Protecting Particular Brands in the British Virgin Islands
O'Neal Webster, January 2020

As we enter into a new decade, we cannot over emphasize the importance of protecting your brands. In this digital age, trademarks are becoming more vulnerable to infringement. Mass production and counterfeit products are swamping the market. Additionally, the stark reality is this: If you don’t register your trademark, someone else can! BVI Boasts a Highly Protective Trademark Regime Registration of your trademark puts others on notice of the validity and exclusive ownership of the mark for the goods and services covered under the registration...

Revisiting and Resisting Freezing Orders in the BVI
O'Neal Webster, January 2020

Freezing orders are one of the most important weapons inacourt’s arsenal to prevent parties from disposing of or dissipating assetsto ensure they will be available to satisfy a potential future money judgment. In the British Virgin Islands, the court is empowered to grant a freezing order under the provisions of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and the Civil Procedure Rules.This includes the so-called“Black Swan”jurisdiction—the power to grant freezing orders against a respondent domiciled in the Virgin Islands in support of litigation taking place in another forum.Freezing orders are particularly useful in claims of fraud...

All articles submitted by O'Neal Webster

Press

O’Neal Webster Expands Litigation Department with the Addition of Well-Known Litigator Dan Wise
O'Neal Webster, February 2019

O’Neal Webster announces the expansion of its litigation team with the addition of Dan Wise, formerly Head of Litigation at Martin Kenney & Company, who joins as a partner in the firm’s Tortola office. Mr. Wise specializes in complex, cross border commercial litigation and is admitted to practice in England and Wales, the British Virgin Islands, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “Our group is extremely pleased that Dan is joining us at this very exciting period of expansion and as we explore new markets,” says O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Vanessa King...

O'Neal Webster Appoints Firm-Wide Chief Operating Officer
O'Neal Webster, January 2019

TORTOLA, January 17, 2019 – British Virgin Islands-based law firm O’Neal Webster has appointed Naiyada Henry-Callwood to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to Managing Partner Vanessa King, Ms. Henry-Callwood will be responsible for the oversight of the group’s operations and strategy across its three offices in Road Town, London, and New York. “Naiyada has been a tremendous asset as our Financial Controller during the past four years,” says Ms. King...

All press submitted by O'Neal Webster

Blogs

Offshore Crypto Today
O'Neal Webster 

OffshoreCryptoToday tracks digital currency trends and FinTech in regulatory and policy developments around the world, primarily focused on offshore jurisdictions.

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