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Aedamar Comiskey

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Aedamar is Linklaters Global Head of Corporate and specialises in public and private M&A and regulatory and corporate governance advisory work. She is the lead relationship partner and boardroom adviser for many of the firm's FTSE clients.

Aedamar recently led a number of high-profile M&A deals including advising Unilever on its defence of Kraft Heinz company's US$145bn approach; Visa Europe on its €18.37bn sale to Visa Inc; Amec Foster Wheeler on Wood Group's £2.2bn recommended offer; HSBC on the US$5.2bn sale of its Brazilian bank to Banco Bradesco; and Amlin on Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance's £3.48bn recommended offer.

Aedamar is also a non-executive director of FTSE company, Hames Fisher and Sons plc.



Trainee solicitor Linklaters (London, 1992-94); Assistant solicitor (1994-2001); Partner 2001 to date.


University College, Dublin (1988 BCL Law)


3 sons, sailing and cycling

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: Leading individuals

Aedamar Comiskey - Linklaters LLP

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

The ‘exceptional’, ‘pragmatic and service-oriented’ Linklaters LLP practice provides ‘excellent legal advice’ and ‘very good levels of service, both on buy side and sell side assignments’. The team is known for its strength in public M&A, and its expertise in complex work such as reverse takeovers and demergers. Clients describe its responsiveness, business acumen, strength in depth and value for money as ‘excellent’. Financial services, high-end retail, technology and telecoms are key sector strengths; the department is also noted for its experience in the mining sector. Global head of corporate Aedamar Comiskey led the advice to Amec Foster Wheeler on its recommended all-share acquisition by competitor John Wood Group. The ‘extremely supportive, practical and commercial’ Simon Branigan led the team on AIB’s €12bn reprivatisation and IPO on the London and Irish stock exchanges. Iain Fenn (has a ‘commercial focus’ and a ‘commitment to getting the deal done’) is advising Old Mutual in a complex arrangement for a demerger into two entities. Other highlights have seen firm senior partner and global chairman Charles Jacobs handle Glencore’s £2.5bn sale of a 40% stake in its agricultural business, Iain Wagstaff act for Three on its £300m acquisition of UK Broadband and the ‘very client oriented and pragmatic’ Sarah Wiggins advising Benckitt Benckiser Group on its acquisition of Mead Johnson Nutrition, with total enterprise value of $17.9bn. Also recommended are corporate group leader Owen Clay , who is ‘friendly and responsive’ and ‘is good at dealing with challenging clients and situations’ and William Buckley  who is ‘good at leveraging the capability of the firm’.  Fionnghuala Griggs and Kanyaka Ramamurthi  were both promoted to partnership, while Stuart Boyd moved to Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

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