Emma Maher

Emma Maher


Emma Maher focuses her practice primarily on commercial property matters including investment, asset management (landlord and tenant matters), real estate funds, development and sales and purchases.

According to the Chambers UK Guide 2017, she is considered to have "amazing attention to detail."


  • Funding 
  • Leasehold enfranchisement 
  • Leasehold rights of first refusal 
  • Residential freehold reversion investment 
  • Investment purchases and disposals 
  • Investment structuring 
  • Development and regeneration (residential and commercial) 
  • Asset management/enhancement 
  • Investment restructuring/regearing
  • Corporate real estate transactions



  • Advised Silver Star Properties on the complex purchase for development of a plot of land in Croydon center for development of a 39 story mixed use development. 
  • Advised Rentokil Initial in relation to real estate issues arising from the company’s 2010/2011 acquisition of Connaught (in administration). 
  • Advised Advantage West Midlands on the circa £100 million outsourcing through Competitive Dialogue of development and investment assets into a LABV in JV with Langtree.
  • Advised Henderson Global Investors' £253 million purchase of Whitefriars Shopping Centre, Canterbury from Ravenseft for the Henderson UK Shopping Centre Fund, including the ongoing title and asset management and all subsequent refinancing. 
  • Advised Oak Holding PLC on the Development Agreement for the £350 million Yes! project near Rotherham together with arrangements for management and enhancement of adjacent 1,000 acre Roller Valley Park on what would have been the largest destination leisure scheme in Europe. 
  • Advised in relation to and project managed several substantial freehold reversion (income stream) portfolio acquisitions through share purchase structures. Included tax, enfranchisement and income stream advice for Consensus Business Group.
  • Secondment, Lend Lease, June 2009-December 2009
  • Assistant Solicitor, Eversheds, 2006-2009
  • Trainee Solicitor, Lodders, 2004-2006
  • Paralegal, Cheesman & Co,  2004

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018 
  • Listed, Chambers UK Guide, Real Estate (Associates to Watch), 2015-2017
  • Winner, London Law Office of the Year, British Legal Awards, 2014
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, Real Estate – Commercial Property, 2011-2014
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2014
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2012-2013
  • Shortlisted and Commended, Real Estate Team of the Year 2013; Legal Business Awards, 2013
  • Shortlisted, Property Team of the Year 2012; British Legal Awards, 2012
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013 and 2017
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2012 and 2015
  • Member, Women in Property (South East)
  • Member, Young European Professionals Network


  • College of Law London, LPC, PSC, Management Course MC1 and Eversheds' Real Estate Diploma, 2009
  • LL.B., University of Kent (UK), 2003
  • LL.B., University of Copenhagen (Denmark), 2002
  • International Baccalaureate, Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet (Sweden), 1999
  • England and Wales
  • English, Fluent
  • Swedish, Fluent
  • Danish, Conversational
  • French, Conversational