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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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Work +1 284 494 5808
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London, New York, Tortola

Willa Tavernier

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

Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and Business Advisory.

Position

Partner.

Career

Willa joined O’Neal Webster in 2004. She is a partner and head of the property and business practice group. Willa has worked in the firm's commercial and litigation departments, in the areas of corporate/commercial law, insolvency, contentious and non-contentious real estate law and commercial litigation. This background serves her well in her current role where she has principal responsibility for property and business matters which includes contentious and non-contentious real estate and employment issues, corporate and commercial transactions, and contracts and business advisory work. She is regularly instructed by statutory corporations, hoteliers, large commercial enterprises, domestic and international BVI business companies, as well as individual clients. Prior to joining O’Neal Webster, Willa served as a Senior Legal Officer of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, dealing with banking and securities regulation, and development finance. She was admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in St. Kitts in 2002, BVI in 2004 and Antigua & Barbuda in 2009. Prior to this she pursued legal studies in Barbados, Jamaica, the United States and Europe. She has also served as course developer for the University of the West Indies for Law for Banking and Finance, as an adjunct lecturer in Business Law at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College of the Virgin Islands, and a lecturer for the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Banking.

Member

Treasurer of the BVI Bar Association.

Education

LL.M. Hons; Master of Law (2002) Washington College of Law LEC; Legal Education Certificate (2001) Norman Manley Law School LL.B. Hons; Bachelor of Law (1999) University of the West Indies Admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in St. Kitts in 2002, BVI in 2004 and Antigua & Barbuda in 2009.


British Virgin Islands

Real estate

Within: Real estate

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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