Complimenting its recent acquisition of Emanuel Confos and Harriet Oldmeadow and their team from Norton Rose Fulbright, Baker McKenzie has taken on an executive counsel from Herbert Smith Freehills, Emily Peverill, who has commenced this week as a commercial real estate partner in Melbourne.

According to Baker McKenzie's National Managing Partner, Anne-Marie Allgrove: "Emily is a market-leading real estate lawyer with over 17 years’ experience advising corporate and government clients on a broad range of complex real estate matters throughout Australia. We are thrilled to have her join our growing Melbourne practice."

Emily advises on commercial property matters including acquisition and disposal of commercial, industrial and retail properties, negotiation of commercial contracts, complex leasing, and property development projects.

Baker McKenzie's Head of Commercial Real Estate, Sebastian Busa commented: "Emily joins us at time of significant growth in our Melbourne practice, which will draw heavily on her extensive experience working on complex commercial real estate transactions and infrastructure projects throughout Australia."

Lead partner for the Melbourne Commercial Real Estate team at Baker McKenzie, Dora Stilianos stated: "Emily is an outstanding lawyer and well respected amongst her peers in the profession. She is a marvelous complement to our highly capable and experienced team and I'm thrilled to be working with Emily to continue to grow and expand our reach."

In reflecting on her move to Baker McKenzie, Emily said, "I am attracted to a highly respected firm that offers a one-stop shop for real estate legal services across Australia and the globe. It’s an amazing platform with top-tier lawyers and an impressive client base. I am very much looking forward to the next chapter of my career."

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