A barrister by training, Aisling is a partner in the disputes team acting in some of Asia’s largest offshore corporate, insolvency/restructuring and shareholder disputes. She is an expert in contentious matters in both the Cayman Islands and the BVI. She specialises in complex, high value, international cross-border litigation. She has a particular interest in take privates, statutory mergers, contentious valuations and schemes of arrangement. Aisling was shortlisted as a “Rising Star in Litigation” in the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2013 and 2015.
Aisling joined Maples and Calder's BVI office in 2009, having previously worked for another firm in the BVI for two years. In the BVI she was involved in some of the BVI’s largest fund litigation following the global financial crisis. She joined Maples and Calder's Hong Kong office in 2011 and was elected as a partner in 2017. Aisling practised as a barrister in London for four years, having trained at the top ranking professional negligence, insurance and re-insurance set, 4 New Square. At the London Bar she appeared routinely in Court as an advocate in commercial and common law matters, conducting her own trials and cross-examining witnesses. She was also led by various silks in multi-million pound commercial disputes.
University College Cork, Ireland, BCL (1st Class)(Awarded Graduate of the Year)
London School of Economics, LLM (Distinction) (British Council Chevening Scholar)
College of Law, London, Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding) (Ranked 2nd in the Year and awarded the Buchanan Prize and the Hubert Greenland Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn)
Professional / Civic Activities
Co-Chair of the Hong Kong chapter of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
Member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
Fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Member of the Hong Kong chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
2004 - Called to the Bar of England and Wales (not practising)
2008 - Admitted as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)
2008 - Admitted as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Anguilla)
2011 - Admitted as an Attorney of the New York State Bar (not practising)
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