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O'Neal Webster

Work +1 284 494 5808
London, Tortola

Vanessa King

Work +284 494 5808
O'Neal Webster

Work Department

Trusts, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions.




Vanessa is a partner and head of the firm's commercial department. Her practice focuses principally on trusts, banking and finance and corporate and commercial law. Her client base covers the major financial centres of the world and includes leading and domestic international financial institutions, law firms and trust companies. She advises on establishing and amending BVI trusts, various forms of corporate finance including bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, property finance, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and general aspects of banking and corporate law. Vanessa is also a Notary Public.


Vanessa serves as the current Chairman of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP BVI), a member of the BVI Financial Services Institute Advisory Council, a member of the BVI Bar Association and a member of the Financial Services Business Development Committee of the BVI International Finance Centre. Vanessa is a member of the BVI Red Cross Executive Committee served as past Secretary of the BVI Bar Association from October 2004 to February 2006.


LLB Hons; Bachelor of Law (1999) University of the West Indies BA Hons; Bachelor of Arts (1996) University of the West Indies LEC; Legal Education Certificate (2001) Norman Manley Law School Admitted to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands in 2001 and Bar of Jamaica in 2002.

British Virgin Islands

Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

O'Neal Webster’s ‘lawyers always make themselves available and provide a great service’. The practice is best known for advising on BVI laws in relation to corporate formation, corporate restructuring, M&A, and regulatory advice during cross-border deals. The team also has real estate and construction expertise. Vanessa King is corporate and commercial head; managing partner Kerry Anderson is ‘always calm and has great people skills’; Willa Tavernier is business and property head; and Christopher Simpson is also highly rated.

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Trusts/private client

Within: Trusts/private client

O'Neal Webster is recommended for its advice to trustees (individuals and corporations) and beneficiaries on issues regarding wealth preservation, probate planning, and the creation, administration, and termination of trusts. Vanessa King and Paul Dennis QC, who acts in contentious probate matters, are the key contacts.

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British Virgin Islands: Private Client

Published December 2017 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to private client law in British Virgin Islands . It will cover taxes, succession laws, wills, trusts and their structures. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Private Client. [Continue Reading]

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