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Maples Group
26th Floor, Central Plaza
18 Harbour Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Insolvency

Position

Aisling is partner of Maples and Calder’s Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team at the Maples Group.

A barrister by training, Aisling 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 and has a particular interest in take-privates, statutory mergers, contentious valuations and schemes of arrangement.

Career

Aisling joined the Maples Group in 2009 in the British Virgin Islands, and moved to the Hong Kong office in 2011. She was elected as a partner in 2017. Aisling was involved in some of the British Virgin Island’s largest fund litigation following the global financial crisis. Prior to joining the Maples Group, she worked for another firm in the British Virgin Islands 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 by The Legal 500 and was short-listed as a “Rising Star in Litigation” in the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards in 2013, 2015 and 2017. In 2018, she was named in Asian Legal Business’ 40 under 40 list, which profiles the most accomplished lawyers in Asia under 40 years of age.

Languages

English

Memberships

Member and Past Co-Chair of the Hong Kong chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

Asia Regional Vice Director of IWIRC International

Member and Director of the Company and Insolvency Law Society (COINS)

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)

Education

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)

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Offshore law firms

(Leading individuals)

Aisling DwyerMaples Group

Leading Cayman law firmMaples Group provides ‘access to the latest information and deep knowledge in the challenging regulatory environment’. The practice has a solid track record assisting international clients with inbound investment into Asia and outbound investment from Asian clients internationally. Ann Ng heads the funds and investment management practice and focus on the international investment fund market. Matt Roberts, who is based in Singapore and Hong Kong, heads the corporate team and focuses on M&A, private equity, joint ventures, reorganisations, corporate governance and capital markets. Terence Ho is recommended for private equity, venture capital and hedge funds work and has acted for sponsors across Asia. John Trehey heads the dispute resolution and insolvency practice, handling both contentious and non-contentious cross-border matters. Aisling Dwyer is another name to note for disputes and has considerable experience in high value, international litigation. Singapore-based Michael Gagie was recently appointed as regional managing partner for Asia. Juno Huang and Karen Zhang Pallaras were promoted to partner in February 2021 and Nick Stern joined the dispute resolution and insolvency team from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in November 2020. Jonathan Silver departed in November 2021, and Anthony Webster has also left the firm now. Greg Knowles, Mark Western and Stacey Overholt retired.