Emma Bissett has a broad range of expertise in commercial property work and particularly in real estate finance, portfolio management and energy.

    Emma is the lead real estate associate on the team that was recently appointed by INEOS Upstream Limited in relation to the real estate elements of its shale exploration strategy in its East Midlands PEDL area.

    Emma works with our Financial Services team, advising lenders in relation to the real estate elements of investments, business restructuring and refinancing.

    In addition, Emma has considerable experience in the field of compulsory purchase, advising clients in relation to the promotion of and objection to compulsory purchase orders and negotiating settlement agreements between landowners and acquiring authorities. Emma is also a member of the firm’s specialist HS2 advisory team.

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    • Advising a number of high street retailers and other large corporations on their real estate requirements, including American Greetings (UK) (Clinton Cards), Cath Kidston Limited, Think Money Holdings Limited, SCA Packaging and SAICA Pack UK.
    • Advising Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland in relation to a number of development projects and investment portfolios.
    • Exclusively acting for INEOS Upstream Limited in relation to its shale gas extraction sites in its East Midlands PEDL area, including drafting a suite of precedent documents as well as negotiation and completion of those documents for a number of well sites.
    • Acting for SP Manweb in relation to its North Shropshire Electricity Distribution Network Reinforcement Project, including drafting of the Book of Reference for a development consent order and a suite of precedent option and easement documents.
    • Acting for Wingas Storage UK Ltd in relation to its underground gas storage project in North East Lincolnshire. This involved promoting a Compulsory Purchase Order and Storage Authorisation Order whilst negotiating with landowners for surface and sub-surface interests in land.

    Education

    • College of Law, York, L.P.C., 2000
    • College of Law, York, C.P.E., 1999
    • University of East Anglia, B.A., Honors, 1998
    • University of Colorado, 1997

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2002

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