Serina graduated in 1992 with an LL. B Business Law (Hons) from Coventry University, England. She became a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1992 and was admitted to the English Bar in 1993. She read in the chambers of Philip Nainan in Johor Bahru and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 27 August 1994.
Early in her career she joined Messrs KM Chye & Partners in January 1995 and underwent training in Singapore with Messrs Khattar Wong & Partners, in the field of conveyancing and banking and later in 1996 in the field of shipping. She joined Messrs Hisham, Sobri & Kadir in 1999. Serina was involved in various corporate and commercial matters, in particular, due diligence work on companies applying for listing on the Main and Second Boards of the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
Serina then became one of the founding partners of Azmi & Associates in 2000, and is responsible for the development of the Capital & Debt Markets Practice Group and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Some of her most notable assignments include: