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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

Vanessa King

Vanessa KingManaging Partner

Paul Dennis

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


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


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


Paul Dennis

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

Vanessa King

Vanessa KingManaging Partner


Nadine Whyte

Nadine WhyteSenior Associate

Of Counsel



Navigating the British Virgin Island's Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018
O'Neal Webster, April 2019

The European Union continues to push out new rules aimed at offshore financial centers. Specifically, the Code of Conduct Group (CCG) within the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council has determined that jurisdictions that fail to satisfy the CCG’s requirement to end “preferential treatment” for non-resident companies are to be deemed ‘non-cooperative’ and effectively blacklisted. Those that meet most CCG requirements and show an effort to resolve shortcomings are “grey-listed”, while those that meetall requirements are ‘whitelisted...

BVI Takes Lead in Establishing Simple, Transparent, and Inexpensive Incorporation for Microbusinesses Around the World
O'Neal Webster, April 2018

Microbusinesses are a growing, vibrant, and profitable economic segment throughout the world. Such enterprises provide flexibility for individuals to operate on their terms, according to their skills and passions. Microbusinesses generally are defined by modest annual sales and asset values and fewer than five to ten employees, including the owner, but varies by jurisdiction. A subcategory of small business, microenterprises cover the industry spectrum, are inexpensive to start-up and maintain, and can grow beyond their original format or remain the same size for their life-cycle...

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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...

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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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