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Emily Tebbatt

Senior Associate - Sydney

Areas of Expertise

Property & Real Estate


Emily practises in the commercial property area, specialising in all forms of leasing and assisting with due diligence enquiries for property acquisitions. Emily completed her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Southampton in England before moving to Western Australia in 2011.

She began her legal career in a boutique property law firm in Perth as a paralegal/law clerk. Upon completion of a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Western Australia she was admitted as a lawyer in December 2015.

Emily works as a lawyer within the Property and Projects team at Holding Redlich, drafting lease documents, navigating complex heads of agreement and leading negotiations to finalise the documents.

Emily has acted for some of Australia’s largest Landlord entities, through to local owners of small properties and also for prominent tenant entities. Having acted for both landlords and tenants for almost ten years, she is fully across all aspects of the lease documentation process and providing sound advice each step of the way. Emily has also worked on large project transactions in which shopping centres or commercial buildings were either acquired or disposed, with particular focus on due diligence enquiries, in both WA and NSW.


Emily thoroughly enjoys client interaction and working within a team to get the job done expeditiously and efficiently. Recent examples of her work include:

  • acting for ISPT on its office leases in NSW and WA
  • acting for Primewest on retail, commercial and industrial leases in NSW
  • acting for Scentre Group across national leasing matters
  • acting for an international serviced office provider throughout all states in mainland Australia assisting with negotiating complex profit share arrangements, AFLS, leases and side deeds
  • drafting and negotiating a range of retail, commercial and industrial leases and licences for a range of landlords and tenants
  • assistance with due diligence for an acquisition of a commercial office centre in WA
  • redevelopment of a large shopping centre in WA including relocations.


03 April 2020 - Knowledge

Temporary FIRB changes during COVID-19 – impact on commercial leases

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

In this historically challenging time for the Australian economy, the Government announced new Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) temporary measures, effective from 10:30pm on 29 March 2020 , in pursuit of protecting the national interest.