Joey Liu

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLM, LLB, BComm

Fluent in: Cantonese | Mandarin


Joey has over ten years’ experience practising property law and Joey’s primary focus is commercial property with particular expertise in assisting local and foreign developers with development property acquisitions, due diligence, contract negotiations, ‘off the plan’ developments and foreign investments.

Joey specialises in property law and she often advises local and foreign developers on development projects.

Joey is a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker. Her deep understanding of the Chinese culture and experience with assisting Chinese developers gives her real insight into her clients’ needs. She advises on selling and acquiring commercial property and development sites, commercial leasing, contract negotiations, ‘off the plan’ developments and foreign investments.

Joey has previously acted for listed and private Chinese companies and ultra-high net worth investors on cross-border transactions and various foreign investments in Australia.

Clients trust Joey for her commercially-minded approach to large, time-sensitive transactions and value her responsiveness and the ease of communicating with her.



  • Assisting a large Chinese developer in its series of acquisition of commercial properties in excess of A$500 million.
  • Advising on the acquisition of a development site in Wollert for over A$100 million and continuing to advise on the residential development which consists of more than 800 lots.
  • Acting in the acquisition of a mixed-use development site in Clayton for over A$50 million.
  • Acting for a number of foreign investors in relation to commercial development sites acquisition and disposal.
  • Advising on ‘off the plan’ residential developments which consist of more than 600 lots at any given time with our dedicated team.
  • Negotiating and preparing agreements and leases for commercial leases.
  • Acting on behalf of property developers in regards to structuring and venture agreements.

Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Victorian Women Lawyers Association
  • Australia China Business Council

Latest thinking

Property & Projects | 13 May 2020

Commercial Leases and Rent Relief in the time of COVID – the Victorian position

Victorians finally have some certainty about how the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct will be implemented in this State, with the COVID-19 Regulations enacted on 1 May 2020 (but operating with effect from 29 March 2020)[1]. The Regulations create legally binding obligations which are generally, but not entirely, consistent with the Code. Our Property and Projects team explain.