Joey Liu

Partner

Qualifications: LLM, LLB/BComm

Fluent in: Cantonese | Mandarin

Practices

Joey specialises in property development and property-related foreign investments. Joey focuses on commercial property with particular expertise in assisting local and foreign developers and investors with property acquisitions, due diligence, contract negotiations, ‘off the plan’ residential developments and land subdivisions.

Joey has worked with a broad range of clients, including private property developers and institutional investors. Joey has also acted for listed and private Chinese companies and ultra-high net worth investors on general property matters, including sales and acquisitions of all types of properties and leasing matters.

Joey is a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker. Her deep understanding of the Chinese culture and experience in assisting Chinese developers gives her real insight into her clients’ needs. Clients trust Joey for her commercially-minded approach to large, time-sensitive transactions and value her responsiveness and the ease of communicating with her.

Experience

  • Assisting a Chinese developer in its series of acquisitions 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 land development, which creates more than 800 lots of residential lots.
  • Acting for a number of foreign investors in relation to commercial development site acquisition and disposal.
  • Acting for foreign property investors on various shopping centre acquisitions and disposals.
  • Advising on ‘off the plan’ residential developments and vacant land subdivisions.
  • Negotiating and preparing agreements and leases for commercial leases.
  • Acting on behalf of property developers regarding structuring and venture agreements.

Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member, Victorian Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, 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.