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Angelina Gomez

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Angelina Gomez

Angelina Gomez has extensive experience advising on litigation, arbitrations and settlement negotiations on a wide range of large and complex commercial and equity matters throughout Australia and Asia for a variety of companies and high net worth families. Angelina is also an Assistant General Editor and the Book Review Editor of the Australian Law Journal (a national legal journal).

Angelina has advised clients and appeared as counsel in court trials and settlement negotiations in contractual, equitable, insolvency and estate matters; and in matters involving directors’ duties and fiduciary duties.

  • Wright family, in its successful high-profile defence of an inheritance claim made against the estate (which included appeal proceedings). The estate was estimated at about AUD1 billion, making it the largest case of its kind in Australia. It has been the subject of extensive legal commentary and press. The WA Court of Appeal decision, in particular, was of immense interest to all trust & estate lawyers in Australia as was the claimant’s application to the High Court which was successfully defended.
  • Quadrant Energy Ltd, in various disputes with its joint venture partner in respect of one of Australia's largest domestic gas hubs. The disputes comprised 3 separate WA Supreme Court actions:
    • successful decision regarding the interpretation of the Spar gas field joint operating agreement (at issue was the right to operate this multi-billion dollar field) – the decision and our client's successful appeal were reported and are the subject of extensive commentary in the oil and gas sector;
    • successful decision regarding the development of an AUD 300 million compression project on Varanus Island, off the coast of Western Australia – our client's interpretation of the JOA was upheld by the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal; and
    • proceedings regarding the interpretation of a gas balancing agreement involving claims for AUD hundreds of millions which was successfully settled.
  • Lanco Infratech Ltd, an Indian listed company, and Griffin Coal in successfully defending a US$3.5 billion breach of contract claim regarding a coal supply agreement (the acquisition by Lanco was then the largest investment ever made by an Indian company in Western Australia)
  • Kingsgate Consolidated Limited, a gold mining company in a AUD200 million insurance claim against multiple insurers in the Supreme Court of NSW involving the expropriation of its gold mine in Thailand by the Thai government
  • A director of Forge Group Limited, in defending director duties proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW and related proceedings in the Supreme Court of WA brought about by the collapse of the company. Prior to its collapse, Forge was a major player in the mining and energy sectors in WA 
  • Vegas Enterprises Pty Ltd in an action brought by a former director, potential damages being in the millions at first instance and on the appeal including the Special Leave Application to the High Court 
  • in a Special Leave Application to the High Court on an issue of a non-delegable duty 
  • on gas price disputes including the confidential arbitration of a gas price review for a major West Australian corporation 
  • in breach of trust proceedings including the application of Barnes v Addy and constructive trusts 
  • in multiple proceedings claiming under contract and estoppel in relation to farming land and land used for the harvesting of timber 
  • on claims for breach of contract and breach of general equitable principles, including against a telecommunications franchisor 
  • on franchisee disputes for a franchisor (in the small loans business) involving numerous franchisees Australia wide 
  • in complex proceedings challenging the validity of legislation relating to unpaid sales tax and customs duty 
  • in claims against guarantors on behalf of an international monetary organisation 
  • in proceedings defending allegations of breaches of contract for a well-known cosmetics brand 
  • on mining and pastoral lease related issues for a high net worth family 

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Sydney (Bachelor of Arts) 2001
  • University of Sydney (Bachelor of Laws) 2003
  • University of Sydney (Master of Laws) 2011