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Irishwoman to lead at global giant Linklaters
Monaghan native Aedamar Comiskey wins election

12 May 2021 / corporate law Print

Irishwoman elected to lead at global giant Linklaters

Global law firm Linklaters LLP has elected Monaghan-born Aedamar Comiskey as its new senior partner.

1990 UCD BCL graduate Aedamar, who currently serves as the firm’s global head of corporate, will take up her five-year term on 1 July, succeeding current incumbent Charlie Jacobs.

'Terrific'

Jacobs said: “The Linklaters partners have chosen a terrific next senior partner, Aedamar.

“I have known Aedamar for her whole career at Linklaters. I have so much admiration for her client focus, strategic thinking, and leadership skills not to mention her energy and passion for our people, culture and communities.

“I know she will lead the firm with confidence and distinction, and I shall follow with great interest the direction in which she takes the firm during her term."

Aedamar Comiskey said she was hugely proud to have been elected and that she intended to deliver on the vision set out in her manifesto.

“I want Linklaters to stand out as the law firm with the best minds in the business from truly diverse backgrounds, contributing different perspectives to solve the complex challenges facing business and society today,” she said.

Joined as trainee

Aedamar Comiskey joined the firm as a trainee in London 29 years ago and was elected partner in 2001.

She is a prominent public and private M&A lawyer and leads the firm’s relationship with seven of its largest international clients across a broad range of sectors.

She was recently recognised by Financial News as one of the 20 Most Influential in Legal Services 2021, is an active sponsor of the Linklaters’ Women’s Leadership Programme and is included in City AM’s Power 100 Women List on the back of her efforts.

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