Serene SOH is a Partner in the Corporate Real Estate Practice.

Her main areas of practice encompass property-related transactions, including real estate acquisitions and disposal, financing, leasing and property developments.

Serene graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Significant transactions that Serene has been involved in include advising / acting for the following:

  • OUE Limited through subsidiaries Alkas Realty Pte. Ltd. and OUE Downtown Pte. Ltd. in the sale of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore, its luxury serviced residences and hotel business for S$289 million to DHI Holding (S) Pte. Ltd. and DHI Downtown Pte. Ltd., being joint venture entities between AMTD Group and Dorsett Hospitality International.
  • The buyer as Singapore counsel in the acquisition of the self-storage business, StorHub.
  • Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, as manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust ("Ascendas Reit") in Ascendas Reit’s acquisition of DSO National Laboratories buildings and DNV GL Technology Centre located at 12, 14 & 16 Science Park Drive for a purchase consideration of S$420 million from Ascendas Land (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
  • Manulife Financial Corporation in the purchase of the entire equity stake in DBS China Square Limited which holds the property known as "PwC Building" based on an agreed property value of S$747 million from DBS Bank Ltd.
  • The syndicate of banks in the more than S$1.33 billion financing to SportsHub Pte. Ltd. for the development and construction of the Singapore Sports Hub, which is understood to be the world’s largest Public-Private Partnership ("PPP") sports facilities infrastructure project and one of Singapore’s flagship PPP projects. The deal won nine international awards including the “Asia-Pacific PPP Deal of the Year” and “Global Deal of the Year” handed out by Euromoney’s Project Finance Magazine.
  • City Developments Limited ("CDL") in the divestment by CDL and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Fairsteps Properties Pte. Ltd. and Elishan Investments Pte. Ltd. (CDL and together with its subsidiaries, the "CDL Group") of interests in three of CDL Group's prime office assets in Singapore, namely 7 & 9 Tampines Grande, Central Mall (Office Tower), and Manulife Centre, worth approximately S$1.1 billion to wholly-owned subsidiaries of Golden Crest Holdings Pte. Ltd., a joint venture formed between Bestro Holdings Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDL) and Alpha Asia Macro Trends Fund II (an investment fund managed by Alpha Investment Partners Limited), via a profit participation securities (PPS) platform.

Related Practices

  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Co-author of the Singapore chapter of the Asia Pacific Property Investment Guide (2013 to 2017 Editions).

Serene has been listed as a recommended lawyer for Real Estate in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession.