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O'Neal Webster

SIMMONDS BUILDINGS, 30 DE CASTRO STREET, PO BOX 961, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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Work +1 284 494 5808
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London, Tortola

Vanessa King

Tel:
Work +284 494 5808
Email:
O'Neal Webster

Work Department

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

Position

Partner.

Career

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.

Member

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.

Education

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 client list includes UTi Worldwide and Freescale Semiconductor. Head of the commercial department Vanessa King – who is ‘reactive, commercial and a trusted adviser; always accommodating and a pleasure to work with’ – regularly handles banking, finance, corporate and commercial, M&A and IP matters. Also recommended are investment business and regulatory head Kerry Anderson, Christopher Simpson and Willa Tavernier, who advises on a broad remit including real estate and employment issues, business contracts, joint venture structures, shipping, and aviation matters.

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Trusts/private client

Within: Trusts/private client

O'Neal Webster’s ‘very responsive team’ is recommended for establishing complex trusts, structuring estate planning strategy and documents, and resolving trust and probate disputes under BVI law. Trust and estate section head Christopher McKenzie is ‘very knowledgeable technically and extremely responsive’. Paul Dennis QC acts in probate disputes. Vanessa King is another key contact.

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