Emma Pioli Partner Head of Asset Management

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Birmingham

Emma Pioli

Emma Pioli leads our specialist asset management team which, working hand-in-hand with our property investment team, is dedicated to providing a streamlined and focused asset management service. For property investors, the management of the work that is done after the acquisition of an investment asset is as fundamental as the acquisition itself, as this is where there is an opportunity for growth. At the same time, it is essential to keep the asset 'ready for sale'. For this reason, asset management is a core business for Gowlings WLG.

Emma has worked in the firm's real estate practice for 25 years, becoming a partner in 2000. In addition to general asset management work in the office, retail and industrial sectors, Emma has also represented owners of large property portfolios in more specialist sectors such as pub companies, energy companies and distribution network operators. This has entailed gaining a detailed understanding of the strategic objectives of these companies and how their individual portfolios need to operate to meet these goals.

She invests time in her clients as she believes that her job is more enjoyable if she understands her clients' goals and their business motivations. This enables Emma's team to provide a top class service and add value to the assets they are managing. Emma is known for her ability to manage large teams on projects whilst being willing to roll up her sleeves and get stuck into a deal to find solutions.

Emma leads one of our large real estate teams and enjoys managing people. She is interested in creating positive working environments and using technology to streamline work, which in turn encourage efficiency and excellence.

Emma was recognised in 2018's prestigious Acritas Stars database as a 'star lawyer'.


Leading Asset Management team to provide a wide variety of investor clients with a streamlined and focused asset management service.

Assisting pub companies with managing their estates – acquisitions, disposals, lettings.

Working with electricity distribution network operators to enhance and design their end to end legal process to produce faster results for their customers.

Working with energy developers on site acquisitions and later management, Emma has experience in wind, solar, biomass and landfill.