Emma Shakespeare

Emma Shakespeare


Emma heads up Travlaw’s very well regarded Commercial & Corporate Governance Department and brings considerable experience and expertise to the team, and to the travel industry.

Having qualified as a Solicitor in 2000, working in a travel & leisure law capacity, Emma has since spent her career in commercial, corporate and finance law roles in London and more recently, as in-house Counsel for Communisis Plc and Deputy Group Company Secretary for the Hexadex Group (both global corporates), based in Yorkshire.

Emma takes time to really understand her clients’ drivers, motivations and risks and delivers pragmatic commercial advice and legal solutions. Emma advises international corporate groups, entrepreneurs, industry bodies, owner managed and family owned small businesses on all areas from start up, trading and operations to exit strategy. This includes advice and negotiations on/of technology platform terms and agreements, supplier contracts, supply chain management as well as standard terms, international corporate compliance and governance, intra-group arrangements and advising on the Package Travel Regulations, ATOL Regulations, GDPR, PSD2 and wider consumer legislation.

My favourite place

France! Despite many travels to exotic destinations, I’m always drawn back to France. Whether it’s the long, untamed beaches of the Atlantic coast, city breaks (Bordeaux and Paris are my favourites!), its historic chateaus, meandering rivers or rural village life, it’s got everything. And, not to mention the wineries, restuarants and long summers – what’s not to love?!