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Irish lawyer tipped to lead at London magic circle firm Linklaters
Aedamar Comiskey

10 May 2021 / corporate law Print

Irish lawyer tipped to lead at Linklaters in London

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.

FTSE 100

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.

Ballot

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.

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