O'Neal Webster
Member firm for British Virgin Islands

Firm Overview

Founded in 1989, O’Neal Webster is a premier offshore law firm providing expert legal advice and solutions of the highest quality to a broad client base. The firm’s practice covers all aspects of commercial and corporate law, with particular emphasis and expertise in corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, financing and syndicated lending. The services that the firm provides in these areas are complemented by its associate trust company, which offers a full range of corporate and fiduciary services to a large international clientele.

The firm’s litigation practice focuses mainly on commercial cases that involve BVI business companies and covers everything from shareholder disputes to cross-border asset recovery and insolvency. Our litigation team includes two leading BVI Queens Counsel and boasts a team that has been involved in the majority of important and complex litigation emanating from the BVI. Members of our litigation team have also served as temporary judges at the High Court and Court of Appeal levels of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

The firm’s investment fund and regulated business practice has grown steadily over the years with the firm’s clients impressed with the responsiveness and efficiency of our team. The firm’s strong relationship with the regulator and the BVI’s improved regulation augur well for the continued growth of the practice area.

The firm is particularly well-known for its practice in real estate development in the tourism sector, which ranges from real estate acquisition and the planning and permit process, to construction and sales. In its business law practice, O’Neal Webster has a recognized track record of successful negotiation of licenses and permits for a range of enterprises. This record is based on a strong working relationship with relevant government agencies and entities.

O’Neal Webster also has well-established and highly regarded practices in admiralty and ship registration, utilizing the British Virgin Islands’ position as a British port. Its banking, trust, estate planning and administration, and intellectual property practices are among the most well-established in the British Virgin Islands.

The firm’s increasing prosperity throughout the years has mirrored that of the British Virgin Islands as an international corporate domicile. In keeping with this growth, O’Neal Webster has committed itself to the highest standards of service to its clients.

Areas of Practice

• Banking and Finance
• Business Advisory
• Corporate and Commercial
• Intellectual Property
• Investment Funds
• Litigation
• Real Estate
• Shipping and Admiralty
• Trusts and Estates