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O'Neal Webster

COMMERCE HOUSE, 181 MAIN STREET, P.O. BOX 961, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA VG1110, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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www.onealwebster.com
London, New York, Tortola

British Virgin Islands

Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 4

O'Neal Webster

O'Neal Webster 'always provides excellent service; the work ethic of the firm, especially in terms of turnaround times, is also exemplary'. The practice is noted for corporate formation, restructuring, M&A, and regulatory advice during cross-border deals. Recently appointed managing partner Vanessa King heads the corporate and commercial department. Christopher Simpson acted as BVI Counsel to the Nasdaq-listed SBA Communications, a large owner and operator of wireless communication infrastructure, on the acquisition of certain towers in Columbia. Kerry Anderson heads the investment funds and regulatory team.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

O'Neal Webster

O'Neal Webster is best known for its work in cross-border matters, including shareholder disputes, enforcement of bankers' securities, and liquidations. Other areas of strength are asset recovery and preservation and general business litigation. It acted for various UBS entities in complex proceedings in multiple jurisdictions, which related to claw-back claims by the liquidators of Fairfield Sentry, Fairfield Lambda and Fairfield Sigma. Senior partner Paul Dennis QC is litigation head and Nadine Whyte focuses exclusively on commercial litigation, corporate insolvency and probate disputes. Asha Johnson-Willins joined from Samuels Richardson & Co as senior associate.

Leading individuals

Paul Dennis QC - O'Neal Webster

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

O'Neal Webster

O'Neal Webster's funds team advises asset managers, promoters, public, private and professional funds and other industry participants on the structuring and restructuring of BVI funds and on regulatory and compliance issues affecting funds. Former managing partner Kerry Anderson heads the firm’s funds, investment and regulatory practice; he is experienced in the initial structuring of investment vehicles and amendments to investment vehicles, and his clients include US- and EU-based fund managers, closed-ended funds, open-ended funds, public funds and segregated portfolio company funds.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

O'Neal Webster

O'Neal Webster is recommended for commercial property developments, its assistance including advice on construction, sales, rentals, title verification, planning and design approval, and financing. Representative matters include acting for international hotel groups and advising in relation to other tourism-related developments in the BVI, landlord and tenants issues, sub-lease and mortgage agreements, environmental laws, and seabed leases. The team also assists with residential purchases and sales. Of counsel Willa Tavernier has principal responsibility for property matters, including contentious and non-contentious real estate issues.

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Trusts/private client
Trusts/private client - ranked: tier 2

O'Neal Webster

O'Neal Webster advises trustees (as individuals and corporations) and beneficiaries on wealth protection, probate planning, trust creation, administration and termination. The team represented a well-known international bank trustee in the first Hastings-Bass application ever to be heard before BVI courts. Managing partner Vanessa King is 'an excellent trusts lawyer' and serves as the current BVI chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Paul Dennis QC and Nadine White are highly regarded litigators, and senior associate Jenelle Archer advises on an extensive range of estate succession matters, particularly probate issues.

Leading individuals

Vanessa King - O'Neal Webster

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