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IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

29 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

Palais de Congres de Paris, Paris, France

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Aedamar Ita Comiskey


Aedamar was elected Linklaters’ Senior Partner and Chair in May 2021 and is the first female Senior Partner in the Firm’s 185 year history. In the five years leading up to this, Aedamar was the Global Head of Corporate, responsible for managing the Firm’s corporate practice around the world. She currently chairs the Partnership Board and, before that, was a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee for five years. Aedamar is recognised as a leading public and private M&A lawyer. She leads the Firm’s relationship with seven large international clients, including HSBC, Visa, Capita and Tate & Lyle, for whom she is a trusted Board adviser. Diversity and inclusion is something that Aedamar is passionate about and she is committed to progressing diversity of every type within Linklaters. She is an active sponsor of the Linklaters Women’s Leadership Programme which aims to support the firm’s women in reaching senior leadership positions. She has also been recognised by Financial News as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Finance and 50 Most Influential Lawyers in 2022, City A.M.’s Power 100 Women List and as a Leading M&A lawyer in The Lawyer magazine Hot 100 ranking. Aedamar is the Senior Independent Director of FTSE company James Fisher and Sons plc and sits on their audit, remuneration and nominations committees. She is also a member of the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council.


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