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Making history 185 years on becoming the first female senior partner in the firm!



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Senior Partner and Chair

About this episode

In this video, we have the pleasure of sitting down with
Senior Partner and Chair
will share insights into
own career trajectory, detailing how
first entered the industry and the challenges and successes
encountered in
very first job.
But that's not all!
will also offer invaluable career advice that you can directly apply to your own professional development. Whether you're just starting out or looking to make the next big move in your career, this conversation promises to arm you with practical tips and strategies to help you succeed. Tune in and take the next step on your own career journey!

"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, equity 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 Fifty Most Influential Lawyers 2023 and amongst Europe’s Most Influential Female Lawyers 2023, 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, a leading provider of specialist services to the marine and oil and gas industries worldwide. She sits on the company’s audit, remuneration and nominations committees and is Chair of the Remuneration Committee. She is also a member of the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council. Linklaters is one of the world’s leading law firms, with offices in 31 cities across 21 jurisdictions. Our clients, the world’s largest companies, banks and investors, look to us to work on their most complex and important legal matters globally and our 5,500 talented and ambitious people bring the creativity and commercial nous to help them achieve their objectives.

We are one of the largest recruiters of trainee solicitors in the UK and we aim to be the firm of choice for the brightest and most diverse talent. Our Solicitor Apprenticeship programme, launched this year, provides the opportunity for school leavers who don’t see themselves going to university and is open to anyone regardless of background. We are passionate about increasing access to the legal profession and see this as an important step. Our first 8 apprentices started at Linklaters in September. The quality of our training is recognised across the profession as it provides the opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting and challenging work. Our mentorship and support programmes are designed to ensure that anyone who joins Linklaters has the support they need to fulfil their potential."

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