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Aisling Dwyer

Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP
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A barrister by training, Aisling Dwyer specialises in complex, high value, international cross border litigation and acts 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 British Virgin Islands, and has a particular interest in take privates, statutory mergers, contentious valuations and schemes of arrangement. 

Professional Background

Aisling joined Maples and Calder in 2009 in the BVI, and moved to the firm's Hong Kong office in 2011. She was elected as a partner in 2017.  

Aisling was involved in some of the BVI's largest fund litigation following the global financial crisis. Prior to joining Maples and Calder, Aisling worked for another firm in the BVI for two years and before that practised as a barrister in London for four years, having trained at the top ranking professional negligence, insurance and reinsurance 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, and was also led by various silks in multi-million pound commercial disputes. Aisling has been recommended as a leading litigation lawyer by The Legal 500 in its tier 1 recognition of Maples, Hong Kong.


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)

Bar Admissions

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 to the New York State Bar (not practising)

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