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Areas of expertise: Corporate, Retail


Emily is an associate in the corporate team in London. She advises on a range of corporate law matters, including private and public M&A, group restructuring, debt and equity finance, shareholders’ and founders’ agreements and general corporate governance issues. Emily is also a member of the firm’s fashion, luxury and lifestyle sector group, and the North America group.

From start-ups to established businesses, Emily has acted for clients across a variety of sectors including technology, real estate, retail and life sciences. She is listed as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 for 'M&A: smaller deals, £10m-£100m'. 

Emily joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2022 from another London law firm, where she trained and qualified in 2019. Prior to commencing her career, she studied at the University of Exeter where she read law with international study, completing her third year in the US at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for Rotala Plc in connection with a management take-private offer under the City Code.
  • Advising Integral Partners LLC, a leading cyber security services and solutions firm, on its sale to Xalient.
  • Advising the senior leadership team at BTE Plant Sales Limited on the management buy-out of one of the largest independent plant suppliers in the UK from its shareholders.
  • Assisting regional news publisher Newsquest Media Group on its acquisition of Archant Community Media Limited from private investment firm Rcapital.
  • Advising FTSE-250 listed Sirius Real Estate Limited on a placing which raised gross proceeds of £146.6 million.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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