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Gianna Minato

Senior Associate

61 2 9947 6444

Gianna specialises in contentious matters in the construction industry with a focus on issues and risks facing head contractors.


60 seconds about Gianna

Gianna's experience includes contentious and non-contentious matters for commercial and government clients in the construction, transport, mining and infrastructure industries.

Gianna advises clients on all aspects of dispute resolution, including commercial settlements, mediations, expert determinations, security of payment claims, injunctions and litigation.

In addition to contentious matters, Gianna has a broad range of experience with drafting, reviewing and advising on documentation for construction and infrastructure projects and the supply of mining machinery. This experience includes Australian Standards, GC21 and bespoke contracts.

Gianna has worked as a Judge's Associate in the District Court of New South Wales with a Judge sitting in both civil and criminal jurisdictions.




Gianna's recent experience

  • Head Contractor

    Drafting template consultancy agreements to be used by the operations, trains and systems (OTS) contractor in the design and construct phase of the North West Rail Link (NWRL). Drafting an agreement to manage risk associated with the OTS package over the operate and maintain phase of the NWRL.

  • Head Contractor

    Acting for a head contractor in relation to the design and construction of a $120 million data centre. Assisted the head contractor to resolve upstream and downstream issues concerning liquidation damages, defects and the retention and release of security.

  • Local Government Authority

    Advising a local government authority in relation to the preparation and implementation of a new suite of precedents for construction projects and drafting agreements based on the client's risk profile.

  • Government Agency

    Preparing documentation to be issued for tender by a government agency for the lease and management of heavy vehicles, providing advice throughout the tender process and drafting negotiated amendments to the agreements.

  • Building Materials Supplier

    Acting for a supplier of allegedly defective materials used in the construction of a major infrastructure project in Supreme Court Proceedings.

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