Serena Ding

Fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese

Serena leads the commercial and property team at Robinson Gill. Specialising in property development and business law, she is a highly respected advisor, particularly within the Asian migrant community of Melbourne. With years of domestic and international expertise under her belt, clients rely on Serena for strategic advice across a range of high-value commercial and residential property matters.

A seasoned commercial and property advisor

Known for her meticulous approach, Serena handles even the most complex property transactions and development projects from start to completion. As well as advising on purchase and lease agreements, permit and subdivision contracts, taxation, and construction matters, she is a seasoned negotiator who is known for leaving no stone unturned as part of the due diligence process.

With her extensive commercial background, Serena knows that the devil is in the detail, and understands the importance of risk mitigation and cost efficiency when it comes to business investments. She has helped countless foreign clients secure property portfolios in Melbourne, leading to the establishment of a number of flourishing family businesses throughout the area.

Trusted by the Asian community

It requires a considerable level of trust to instruct a lawyer to act on your behalf overseas. For Serena’s international clients, her collaborative approach and intimate understanding of both Australian and Asian culture makes her a reliable pair of hands who individuals and businesses return to time and time again.

Serena prides herself on ensuring that her clients are scrupulously informed about the impact of Australian property law and foreign investment regulations on their business activities. Through years of achieving successful property and business outcomes, she has built a number of long-term client relationships, becoming a “go-to” legal advisor within the local Asian community.

Internationally recognised

Serena holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Laws (Legal Practice) and a Graduate Diploma Legal Practice. She is a member of the Legal Institute of Victoria, and was the recipient of the APAC Insider Excellence Award in 2017. Serena is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Serena is a Public Notary appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

If you wish to engage a Public Notary to witness and authenticate documentation so that it is legally valid and recognised in Australia and overseas, administer oaths and statutory declarations and help confirm a person's identity, please make an appointment with Serena.


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Laws (Legal Practice)
  • Graduate Diploma (Legal Practice)


  • Member of the Legal Institute of Victoria
  • Member of the The Society of Notaries of Victoria
  • Recipient of the APAC Insider Excellence Award in 2017

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Major State Tax changes in Victoria

The State Taxation Acts and Other Acts Amendment Act 2023 was passed on 12 December 2023. The Act introduced a number of changes to Victoria’s land tax. Some of the key changes are highlighted below.
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