An Irish woman, and UCD law graduate, is tipped to be elected as the first female senior partner at global behemoth Linklaters.
Monaghan-born Aedamar Comiskey (54), who left UCD with a BCL in 1990, is currently global head of corporate at the 183-year-old London ‘magic circle’ firm.
Comiskey acts as the lead partner for FTSE 100 clients such as Capita, HSBC and Tate & Lyle.
Comiskey advised Dixons on its £4bn merger with Carphone Warehouse, and G4S on a £3.8bn cash offer by Allied Universal and its defence of the hostile £3.68bn cash offer by Garda World Security Corporation.
Comiskey is currently a member of the Linklaters’ executive committee which steers the firm globally. She has been one of the firm’s 470 partners since 2001 and is highly-involved in the firm’s Latin American expansion.
The ballot to elect the senior partner comprises all women, including Comiskey, London corporate M&A partner Sarah Wiggins and Milan-based Claudia Parzani, who is managing partner for western Europe.
Linklaters made a profit last year of £727 million, on sales of £1.7 billion.
Profit per equity partner stood at £1.6 million.