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Emilie Stewart
Emilie Stewart
Partner — Finance
Partner — Finance

Emilie Stewart

Emilie Stewart

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

Emilie Stewart

Emilie’s practice focuses on advising private equity and institutional funds and special situations clients on a wide variety of cross-border financing and restructuring transactions. Emilie has advised fund clients in connection with their debt and equity investments in a range of special situation transactions, including the financing and restructuring aspects of such investments. Emilie’s practice involves a range of sectors, including most recently, real estate, traditional and renewable energy, shipping and telecoms.

Emilie spent time seconded to Sixth Street Partners and to Hudson Advisors.

Special Situations

  • 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 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • A private equity sponsor on its bid to acquire from Banco Sabadell three portfolios of real estate assets and non-performing loans secured on real estate, each located in Spain and with an aggregate face value of €3.9 billion

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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 certain aspects of its restructuring and the disposal of its North Sea business

  • 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


  • 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)