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Emma Collison, Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Real estate, Real estate investors


Emma is an associate in the real estate team in London. She qualified in March 2016 and joined Penningtons Manches in 2017. She acts for a range of clients, including institutional investors, private companies, property funds, retailers and other corporate occupiers, and assists on a variety of commercial property transactions, from the acquisition and disposal of commercial sites, through to landlord and tenant related matters.

A high proportion of Emma’s work focuses on advising clients on their business leases as well as acting on the sale and purchase of commercial premises. She also assists on a wide range of general commercial property matters, aiming to tailor her advice to her clients’ individual requirements. She takes the time to understand their business and how a particular matter sits within their wider aims. During her training and prior work experience, she has gained the requisite understanding to assist a broad spectrum of parties on either side of the transaction.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting within client teams on various portfolio purchases, drafting lease reports, and assisting in the compilation of title reports.
  • Assisting with a refinancing on behalf of the lender including title investigations, title reporting and advising on title matters.
  • Reporting and advising on the prospective sale of a shopping centre, the impact of the security of tenure provisions under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and the rights of residing tenants, including liaising with property litigation colleagues.
  • Acting on the sale of retail space to developers, and on behalf of the developer for a mixed use site on the pre-let restaurant units at ground and basement level.
  • Working for anchor tenants as part of a redevelopment of underused space conditional on planning permission.

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