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Emilie Stewart
Emilie Stewart
Partner — Finance, Real Estate Private Equity & NPLs
Partner — Finance, Real Estate Private Equity & NPLs

Emilie Stewart

Emilie Stewart
London

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Emilie Stewart

Experience Highlights

  • A US private equity sponsor on the acquisition and financing of a real estate business from a Spanish bank, consisting of a real estate servicing business and a portfolio of real estate assets located primarily in Spain, with a net book value of approximately €7 billion, and related joint venture arrangements

  • A global private equity fund in the acquisition of a portfolio of non-performing Irish corporate debt and equity positions with a face value of €2.5 billion and the subsequent work-out of such acquisitions

  • A special situations investor on its convertible debt investment in a Canadian infrastructure company

  • A NYSE-listed independent energy company on the refinancing of its debt portfolio secured by producing properties in the UK North Sea 

  • Vía Célere, the largest homebuilder in Spain and Värde Partners portfolio company, on its revolving credit facility associated with its offering of €300 million Senior Secured Notes due 2026. The offering represented the first green bond by a residential real estate developer in the Euro market

  • An international real estate fund in the acquisition of a group owning a real estate asset located in La Defense, Paris out of an insolvent structure, and the subsequent refinancing of the group

  • An international private equity fund for the financing of the acquisition of a government- owned entity holding real estate interests in Germany 

  • A US private equity fund on the acquisition and financing of a real estate servicing business owning a CRE backed loan portfolio from the Dutch government

  • A private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of nonperforming commercial real estate debts located in Spain and Portugal with a face value of €4.4 billion

  • Goldman Sachs ESSG and Oaktree on the proposed acquisition of various commercial shipping loan portfolios

  • A US private equity sponsor on the financing for their acquisition of a portfolio of residential loan and real estate assets located in Spain, from Banco Sabadell

  • Deutsche Bank and EOS on the acquisition and financing of a loan portfolio secured on CRE in CEE 

  • A US private equity sponsor on its bid to acquire, using vendor stapled debt, the Project Helix portfolio of Cypriot real estate backed corporate loans and other non-performing exposures from Bank of Cyprus

  • A special situations investor on its convertible debt investment in a Canadian infrastructure company

  • Sixth Street and Oaktree on the acquisition of Iona Energy, out of an administration and CVA, and related financing, co-investment and management incentive arrangements

  • Alcatel-Lucent on a number of its credit investments in telecoms companies located across the Middle East

  • A UK based sponsor on the bridge financing of a start-up business with intellectual property assets and the subsequent equity and debt investment into such business

  • Vía Célere, the largest homebuilder in Spain and Värde Partners portfolio company, on its revolving credit facility associated with its offering of €300 million Senior Secured Notes due 2026. The offering represented the first green bond by a residential real estate developer in the Euro market

  • Neinor Homes, a public Spanish homebuilder, on its revolving credit facility associated with its first bond offering of €300 million Senior Secured Notes. The offering represented the first green bond by a European listed developer in the European market

  • Africa Oil Corp. on its financing for the successfully completed $1.4 billion acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in Petrobras Oil and Gas B.V., which owns interests in two of Africa’s largest producing oil & gas assets, located offshore Nigeria

  • A NYSE-listed independent energy company on the refinancing of its debt portfolio secured by producing properties in the UK North Sea 

  • A UK oil company on its raising of funds through forward sales, prepaid swaps, and production payments

  • A US group on aspects of its restructuring and the disposal of its North Sea business

  • Helios Towers plc on certain aspects of its acquisition of passive infrastructure operating companies in Madagascar and Malawi (and potential acquisitions in Chad and Gabon), together with related long term service arrangements

  • A US private equity sponsor on aspects of its €3.17 billion carve-out acquisition of a global construction chemicals business from a German public company

  • Oman Oil Company in the $2.4 billion acquisition of the Oxea Group, the world’s largest supplier of Oxo chemical products, from Advent International

  • Equinor (formerly Statoil) in the $3.08 billion sale of a 40% share in the Peregrino oil field in Brazil to Chinese state-owned oil company Sinochem Group

Credentials

  • University of Exeter, Law LLB, 2008
  • BPP Law School, LPC with Distinction, 2010
  • Member: Law Society of England and Wales
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • “New SFO Guidance Relating to the Bribery Act 2010: Greater Clarity or Merely a Reminder That Hunting Season Is Open?,” V&E Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Update E-communication, October 15, 2012
  • “Gaps in the Ice: Maritime Boundaries and Hydrocarbon Field Development in the Arctic,” Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence Special Issue, “Arctic Region: Boundaries, Resources and the Promise of Co-operation,” Volume 10, Issue 2, February 2012 (co-author)
  • “What a Difference a Year Makes: United Kingdom Anti-Bribery 2011 in Review,” Ethisphere, January 27, 2012 (co-author)