Gina is an experienced commercial disputes lawyer who has worked on a number of high-profile commercial matters and has extensive experience in managing significant litigation. Gina has developed a strong commercial focus and regularly uses alternative dispute resolution techniques to achieve positive outcomes for her clients. Her areas of expertise include contractual disputes, competition and consumer law, regulatory disputes, corporations law disputes, property related litigation and administrative law litigation.
Awards & Recognition:
- Listed Elite Women, Australasian Lawyer, 2023
- Recommended for Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Fintech & Financial Services Regulatory by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023
Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Cargill Australia Ltd v Viterra Malt Pty Ltd & Ors – acted for the former executive manager of Joe White Maltings in third party proceedings commenced against him in the Supreme Court of Victoria. The proceeding was a significant multi-party, multi-million dollar dispute that involved allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, breaches of warranty and breaches of an employment contract and arose out of the sale of the Joe White Maltings business from Glencore/Viterra to Cargill. All third party claims against our client were dismissed, save for a breach of his employment contract (but in respect of which the defendants were unable to prove any loss).
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd
Acting for Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd in the $650 million dispute and Federal Court of Australia proceedings commenced by 38 of its Australian dealers.
Lawrence & Hanson Group Pty Ltd
Successfully defending civil liability proceedings commenced against it by the ACCC for alleged cartel conduct in contravention of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The matter involved multiple parties including two of the largest electrical manufacturers in Australia. Following a 15 day hearing, all claims made by the ACCC were dismissed and costs were awarded in favour of the respondents.
Acting in Federal Court proceedings commenced by Zinifex's former shareholders, arising out of its merger with another large Australian mining company, Oxiana. The claims involved allegations of a failure to disclose relevant details of U.S. debt facilities, worth up to US$640 million in contravention of the Corporations Act and ASIC Act. Justice Middleton approved the settlement agreed by the parties at the start of the trial.
Kidman Resources Limited
Was one of the lead partners acting for Kidman in its Federal Court application seeking approval of the $776 million acquisition of Kidman by Wesfarmers by way of a scheme of arrangement. Orders were made by the Federal Court approving the scheme.
Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club
Successfully defending oppression proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court (and subsequently appealed to the Court of Appeal and High Court) by a member of the golf club, following the merger of the Peninsula Country Golf Club and the Kingswood Golf Club.