British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm O’Neal Webster has launched a London office, headed up by former Walkers partner Christopher McKenzie.
McKenzie joined the firm in May from Walkers, where he headed the private client team in the BVI.
The firm plans to focus particularly on cross-border trust and estate work in London, as well as other cross-border work.
McKenzie said in a statement that London was becoming increasingly important for cross-border trust and estate work. “The move is especially timely given the very recent enactment of some ground-breaking changes to the BVI’s trust and estate legislation which will be immensely attractive to those who use the jurisdiction for its private client and commercial trust offerings,” he added.
McKenzie is O’Neal Webster’s sixth partner.