Gina is an experienced commercial litigation 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 litigation, regulatory disputes, property related litigation and administrative law litigation.
Dispute resolution & litigation
Cargill Australia Ltd v Viterra Malt Pty Ltd & Ors – acting for the former executivemanager of Joe White Maltings in third party proceedings commenced against him inthe Supreme Court of Victoria. The proceeding is a significant multi-party dispute thatinvolves allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, breaches of warranty andbreaches of an employment contract and arises out of the sale of the Joe WhiteMaltings business from Glencore/Viterra to Cargill.
Lawrence & Hanson Group Pty Ltd
Successfully defending civil liability proceedings commenced against it by the ACCC for alleged cartel conduct in contravention of theCompetition 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 in 2016.
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 on 12 September 2019.
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
High Court confirms media outlets are liable for defamatory Facebook comments
High Court confirms media outlets who post articles on social media are liable for third-party defamatory comments
ACCC’s 2021 enforcement priorities – what you need to know
ACCC’s enforcement priorities for 2021