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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

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

(Hall of Fame)

Aedamar ComiskeyLinklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP routinely handles a significant volume of market-leading transactions on behalf of many of the world’s foremost corporates, private equity houses, and investment banks. Over the past year, the team has advised on some of the most high-value UK  and global deals, working with blue-chip clients from the worlds of consumer goods, TMT, energy, financial services, natural resources, and healthcare on layered, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The team is going through some internal changes, with heavyweight Charlie Jacobs retiring from the firm to take on a role at JP Morgan, while former corporate head  Aedamar Comiskey has stepped into his shoes as senior partner.  Simon Branigan is now head of corporate, leading a team which also includes Jessamy Gallagher , who jointly leads the firm’s global infrastructure offering,  public M&A partner Nick Rumsby , and James Inglis. Other key names to note include Derek Tong , who heads up the UK technology sector team and Fionnghuala Griggs , who serves as co-head of the firm’s global fintech offering and is noted by clients for her ‘impressive’ acumen in M&A and consortium transactions. Jane Cai is recommended for her cross-border experience in industrials, extractives, and telecoms.