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Emily Stew

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Emily Stew is a Partner at Jones Day. She represents financial institutions, private equity funds, alternative capital providers, and corporate borrowers on a wide variety of finance transactions, with a particular focus on domestic and cross-border real estate finance. Recent representations include acting for Greystar Real Estate Partners in respect of the financing of a U.K. student housing portfolio and Hansteen Holdings plc in respect of the acquisition of a €176 million credit facility secured over a portfolio of industrial properties in the Netherlands and the subsequent acquisition and refinancing of that portfolio by Hansteen. Emily acts for clients including British Land, Canyon Capital Advisors, Davidson Kempner Capital Management, Delancey, Goldman Sachs, Greystar Real Estate Partners, Hansteen Holdings plc, LondonMetric Property Plc, Macquarie, Perella Weinberg, and Wells Fargo.




Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.


Nottingham Law School (Legal Practice Course with commendation 2005); University of Durham (LL.B. with honours 2004).

London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Emily Stew - Jones Day

Within: Property finance

The ‘flexible and agile’ team at Jones Day recently handled a number of big-ticket deals, including two of the largest transactions in the European residential market: it advised Goldman Sachs on the mezzanine financing of Blackstone’s €3.3bn acquisition of IVG’s German office portfolio, and on the mezzanine facilities in connection with Blackstone’s public to private acquisition of Finnish listed real estate company Sponda for €3.8bn. The firm represents several market-leading investment banks and private equity funds; new clients include Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Andrew Barker, who provides ‘sensible and considered advice’ and ‘has a real ability to cut through issues and see the commercial rationale and compromise that can be reached’, leads the team, which also includes the ‘bright, commercialEmily Stew  and associates Jeremy Philpott, Luke Johnson, James Dibble and Matt Trafford.

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