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Emma Bucknall

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REN Legal

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Commercial real estate.


Partner – Emma Bucknall specialises in corporate real estate acquisitions and disposals, both directly and through corporate and trust structures, real estate structuring and real estate finance transactions. She advises extensively on real estate-led offshore joint ventures and partnerships with corresponding management and financing agreements. Emma also acts for clients on their on-going real estate leasing and management work and has expertise in UK, cross-border (European) and global M&A transactions, including advising on warranties, indemnities, and real estate liabilities. Emma’s practice covers all industry sectors including retail, office, mixed use, warehousing and logistics and hotel and leisure. Since joining REN Legal, major deals include acting for a major US opportunity fund on its acquisition of: a listed landmark London building; a partially constructed tower block in central London; a large development site in south west London, in each case for development together with related joint venture, development and management arrangements.


Qualified 1999; trainee and associate Berwin Leighton Paisner; associate Jones Day; partner Paul Hastings; partner REN Legal 2012.




Brighton and Hove High School; University of York (PPE) 1995.


Travelling, reading, keeping fit.

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

REN Legal’s practice, headed by Laurence Applegate, is best known for advising on corporate investments for private equity clients. Emma Bucknall is the other name to note.

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