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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



Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Adopts Measures to Ensure Continuity in Response to COVID-19 Impact
O'Neal Webster, March 2020

O’Neal Webster hopes that you, your family, your co-workers, and communities are staying healthy and positive during these challenging times. With the surge of the new coronavirus COVID-19 cases around the globe, and now in the Caribbean, all major stakeholders in the British Virgin Islands have taken measures to ensure an efficient and effective transition of business and human resources. We are confident that we will get through this challenge by helping and supporting each other. BVI Litigation Updates We want to reach out with a few important litigation updates...

EU Upgrades BVI to Whitelist Status
O'Neal Webster, February 2020

BVI government welcomes announcement. Blacklist expands to include 12 jurisdictions.On 18 February 2020, EU Finance Ministers updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, upgrading the British Virgin Islands to whitelist status, which designates the country as a fully co-operative tax jurisdiction in line with all of the tax good-governance standards. Four countries or territories were newly added to the list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, as they failed to comply with the required standards within the deadline, joining eight other blacklisted jurisdictions that remained non-compliant...

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O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Vanessa King Elected Chair of STEP Caribbean and Latin America Region Committee
O'Neal Webster, February 2020

STEP, the global professional body of trust and estate professional advisors, has announced that O’Neal Webster Managing Partner Vanessa King has been elected to chair the STEP Caribbean and Latin America Region Committee for a three-year term. Ms. King (British Virgin Islands) assumes the leadership role from outgoing chair Ivan Hooper of Uruguay, and is joined on the executive council by newly elected Deputy Chair Natalie Glitzenhirn-Augustin (St. Lucia) and Secretary Rosa Restrepo (Panama). The executive council and 17 committee members liaise with STEP Worldwide to represent the interests and concerns of the region’s approximately 2,000 STEP members across 16 branches...

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...

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