Aisling Billington is an associate in Goodwin’s London office. She is a solicitor advocate and a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. Aisling advises on and complex litigation, international arbitration and public international law matters in England and overseas. She has worked on cases before arbitral tribunals, the English High Court, the English Court of Appeal, and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Aisling has experience of taking cases both to trial and appellate hearings, and is also well-versed in securing advantageous settlements for her clients.
Aisling’s cases have included disputes concerning joint ventures, post-M&A matters, company law, banking law, allegations of conspiracy, cartels, fraud, ESG issues, public international law, and human rights law. The Legal 500 lists Aisling as a ‘key lawyer’ for banking litigation.
Aisling maintains an active pro bono practice which includes representing clients before English social security tribunals.
Aisling’s representative disputes and investigations experience includes advising:
- A global cybersecurity business on a dispute in relation to alleged breaches of a shareholders agreement by the founders of a company that it had acquired, and in a related put-option dispute
- Multiple commercial corporations on directors’ duties, conflicts, and insurance issues
- One of Asia’s largest and most diversified conglomerates following the lapse of a US$2 billion M&A deal during the global COVID-19 pandemic*
- A leading investment bank in a claim against a Spanish wine and juice producer for sums owed in connection with FX derivative transactions*
- An international bank on its duty of confidentiality in respect of requests for UK-based documents by foreign criminal enforcement agencies*
- A major investment bank in both the High Court and Competition Appeals Tribunal in relation to alleged FX manipulation*
- A syndicate of banks in an LCIA arbitration enforcing equity support and completion guarantees*
- A State party in Hong Kong High Court proceedings arising from an investment treaty arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules concerning a determination that the arbitral tribunal had no jurisdiction over expropriation claims*
- An appellant before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in a case concerning alleged breaches of the BVI Business Companies Act 2004*
- An international oil company in an LCIA arbitration against another international oil company concerning a dispute under a share purchase agreement*
- An international social media company in various litigation and regulatory inquiries*
- A major European integrated energy company in an ICC arbitration concerning a long-term gas supply contract*
- An international humanitarian NGO on matters related to international labour law and international refugee law*
- Investors in two separate emergency arbitrations against Moldova concerning expropriation claims, conducted under the rules of the SCC*
*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Aisling was an associate at Latham & Watkins. During her LLM studies, she was a Research Assistant to The Rt Hon Lord Collins of Mapesbury.
LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
The ICC Young Arbitration & ADR Forum (YAAF)
London Solicitors Litigation Association
University of Law
LLMInternational Commercial Law
University College London
University College Dublin
- Senior Courts of England and Wales
Recognition & Awards
The Legal 500 has listed Aisling as a “Key Lawyer” for banking litigation.