• Acted for Fortescue Metals Group in a high profile occupational health and safety prosecution in Perth involving contractual, agency, construction and criminal law issues. Fortescue was cleared of all 21 criminal charges.  Gowri was one of the principal instructing solicitors in the litigation and had a key project management and reporting to client responsibility.  She was also responsible for finalising the investigations into what occurred at the site, preparing the evidence of key witnesses and developing the litigation strategy
  • Acted in a series of urgent arbitrations before the Hon Murray Gleeson AC QC relating to the operation of the Basslink interconnector.  Our client was successful in the defence of an arbitration instigated by Hydro Tasmania (HT), and the successful prosecution of one of two arbitrations instigated by our client. Gowri also acted for our client in an urgent injunction application, to prevent the issue of a default notice and to refer certain disputes to arbitration, where an injunction was granted in favour of our client.  Gowri was the lead litigation lawyer in this matter and led a team of over 10 lawyers involved in all aspects of the arbitration
  • Acted for Virgin Airlines Australia in relation to a proceedings brought by John Holland Aviation Services in the Supreme Court of Victoria.  The proceedings contained 11 claims related to an Alliance Agreement that was entered by the parties in 2008.  The proceeding raised a number of novel and untested issues. The action also raised a number of complex issues including the obligations of an Alliance partner, alleged frustration of the Alliance arrangement, the extent of good faith obligations and the assessment of any payments to be made under the arrangement.  The matter settled on favourable terms after service of compelling lay and expert evidence
  • Acting for an ASX listed company in relation to proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in relation to the interpretation of the Share Sale Agreement, interpretation of accounting standards and earn out provisions
  • Part of the core employment and litigation team acting for McDermott Australia in urgent Federal Court injunction proceedings and litigation to protect Esso’s Kipper Tuna Turrum Project from interruption due to labour disputes.  The matter settled on favourable terms
  • Acted for a national health organisation in relation to proceedings brought by the ACCC involving allegations that certain contractual provisions had/have the purpose of substantially lessening competition, in contravention of sections 47 or 45 of the Competition and Consumer Act.  The matter settled on favourable terms