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Emma Willoughby



Willoughby Emma
Emma Willoughby



Emma advises investors, owner/occupiers, developers, lenders and financiers on all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions across numerous sectors, including developments and financings, sales and purchases of direct and indirect real estate investments, and lettings acting for both landlords and tenants – including on HQ relocations, developments and financings.

Her particular specialisations include institutional investment and acquisitions, real estate vehicles and joint venture structures. She has wide ranging experience advising sponsors and funders on numerous complex development and acquisition financings.

Emma is recognised by Legal 500 UK 2020 as a “Key Lawyer” and “Next Generation Partner” respectively in the “Commercial Property – Corporate Occupiers” and “Commercial Property – Investment” categories where she is referred to as “Well-regarded Counsel, Emma Willoughby” before recently becoming Partner.

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News: 25 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises banks on EUR 323.5 million bank/bond financing for the acquisition of BIP

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of banks including BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, IMI-Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit Bank on the EUR 275 million bridge facilities agreement, EUR 48.5m…

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 25 OCTOBER 2021

Key Regulatory Topics: weekly Update 15 October to 21 October 2021

Of particular note this week, HM Treasury published a policy paper on ‘Greening Finance: A Roadmap to Sustainable Investing’ which sets out the UK government’s ambition to support the financial…

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News: 19 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advising Zopa on its USD300 million fundraising led by Softbank Vision Fund 2

Allen & Overy is advising digital bank Zopa on its latest round of fundraising. The bank, which was the world’s first peer-to-peer lender and is one of the UK’s newest digital banks, has raised…

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News: 02 AUGUST 2021

A&O advises on financing of British Land’s first net zero carbon development

Allen & Overy has advised the joint mandated lead arrangers and green loan advisers, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and DBS Bank Ltd., London Branch on the GBP420 million five year…

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007


2i in English Literature from Durham University 

Commendation in the PgDL at BPP Law School, 2004

Distinction in the LPC at BPP Law School, 2005