Emily Sahhar

Senior Associate


Legal Expertise


Emily has broad-based skills in corporate, commercial and banking and finance law. Her particular expertise lies in mergers and acquisitions (both ASX listed and private companies), corporate governance, and drafting and negotiating various commercial contracts and agreements.

The documents Emily handles on a daily basis include:

  • term sheets, heads of agreement and MOUs;
  • subscription agreements;
  • share purchase agreements;
  • business and asset purchase agreements;
  • shareholder agreements;
  • supply and distribution agreements;
  • joint venture agreements;
  • confidentiality deeds and non-disclosure agreements;
  • loan agreements; and
  • security agreements including general security deeds and guarantees.


  • negotiating and advising on a circa $10m share acquisition for a public company in the security sector;
  • acting for a financier on a circa $150m debt and asset finance transaction relating to an acquisition of a group of companies by a private equity fund;
  • acting for a leading utilities comparison and connections business in a circa $2m joint venture with a leading mortgage aggregator;
  • negotiating and advising on a circa $4m company and asset acquisition for a private company in the security sector; and
  • acting for a receivables financier on a circa $100m acquisition of a bank’s receivables book.

Pro Bono and Community Work

Emily is a volunteer for Pets Haven Foundation and provides regular foster care for homeless and neglected animals. She is also actively involved in various fundraising activities for different charities including MS Walk, Run + Roll and the Cancer Council Australia.

Emily has previously volunteered at Victoria Legal Aid, assisting duty lawyers in the Werribee Magistrates’ Court, and at WEstjustice (Western Community Legal Centre), where she worked in the fines clinic.

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Young Business People
  • Victorian Women Lawyers


  • Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Victoria University

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practise

  • Victoria

“I believe in building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, and in working with clients to find solutions that are in their best legal and commercial interests.”

Corporate & Commercial