Serena’s practice encompasses direct and indirect real estate acquisitions and divestments, property financing, asset restructuring and securitisation. She frequently acts for major institutional clients including real estate investment trusts, listed real estate developers, multinational corporations, property funds and asset managers on major corporate real estate transactions.

Serena graduated from the University of Bristol, UK with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2001 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2003 when she joined Allen & Gledhill. Between May 2006 and November 2006, she was seconded to the banking group of Linklaters LLP (Hong Kong) where she assisted and advised on real estate investment trusts and project financing matters.

Work Highlights

  • Acted in the acquisition by Mapletree Industrial Trust through DBS Trustee Limited of a 30-year leasehold interest in a plot of land from the JTC Corporation and its development into a build-to-suit data centre for an established data centre operator.
  • Advised in the S$205 million acquisition of the extension to Crowne Plaza Changi Airport by OUE Hospitality REIT.