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Gomez, Angelina (1)

Angelina Gomez

Of Counsel
Direct Tel: +61 2 9146 3570, Direct Fax: +61 2 9146 3600
Tel: +61 2 9146 3500 Fax: +61 2 9146 3600

Angelina is Of Counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s Australian offices. Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Angelina worked as a litigator at a leading global (magic circle) law firm.

Angelina is an experienced advocate and has extensive experience advising clients and appearing as counsel in court trials and arbitrations on a range of complex and high value commercial, equity, fiduciary, insolvency, construction and investment treaty matters throughout Australia and Asia for a wide variety of ASX listed companies and high net worth individuals.

She is a co-founder of the Digital Law Association Ltd, an all-volunteer charity established to promote diversity at the intersection of technology, law and policy. In 2022, through the Association, she co-led a submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General on Privacy and Emerging Technology and co-authored an open Discussion Paper on First Nations' Culture in the Metaverse.

Angelina graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in 2001 and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 2003 before working as a tipstaff for the Hon. Mr. Justice Hamilton (as he then was) of the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW. In 2011, she completed a Master of Laws, also with the University of Sydney.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, member of the Law Society of Western Australia's Courts Committee, Education Committee and Intellectual Property & Technology Committee.

Angelina also sits on the editorial board of the Australian Law Journal (a national legal journal) and is the co-editor of its Technology and the Law Section.

  • 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:
    • Spar Joint Venture (Apache Oil Australia Pty Ltd (now known as Quadrant Oil Australia Pty Ltd) v Santos Offshore Pty Ltd [2016] WASCA 213): 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) which was widely reported and subject to extensive commentary in the oil and gas sector;
    • John Brooks Joint Venture (Santos (BOL) Pty Ltd v Apache Northwest Pty Ltd (now known as Quadrant Northwest Pty Ltd) [2017] WASCA 101): successful decision regarding the development of an AUD 300 million compression project on Varanus Island, off the coast of Western Australia; 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; and consequent bilateral treaty arbitration under the Australia-Thailand Free Trade Agreement
  • A director of Forge Group Limited, in defending director duties proceedings for the Chairman 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
  • 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, with significant interest in the Court of Appeal decision and the claimant’s application to the High Court which was successfully defended
  • 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 successfully defending the Special Leave Application to the High Court
  • Special Leave Application to the High Court on an issue of a non-delegable duty
  • Gas price disputes including the confidential arbitration of a gas price review for a major West Australian corporation
  • Major construction arbitration in relation to the Gorgon Jetty Project (value is confidential)
  • Breach of trust proceedings including the application of Barnes v Addy and constructive trusts
  • Multiple proceedings claiming under contract and estoppel in relation to farming land and land used for the harvesting of timber
  • Claims for breach of contract and breach of general equitable principles, including against a telecommunications franchisor
  • Franchisee disputes for a franchisor (in the small loans business) involving numerous franchisees Australia wide
  • Complex proceedings challenging the validity of legislation relating to unpaid sales tax and customs duty
  • Claims against guarantors on behalf of an international monetary organization
  • Proceedings defending allegations of breaches of contract for a well-known cosmetics brand
  • Mining and pastoral lease related issues for a high net worth family
  • Proceedings between medical product manufacturers and suppliers involving breaches of obligations of confidence and trade practices law with regards to over 20 medical devices 
  • The University of Sydney
    (Master of Laws, 2011)
  • The University of Sydney
    (Bachelor of Laws, 2003)
  • The University of Sydney
    (Bachelor of Arts, 2001)
  • High Court of Australia
  • Federal Courts of Australia
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Clifford Chance:
    • Of Counsel, 2015-2022
    • Senior Associate, 2012-2015
  • NSW Bar
    • Barrister, Chalfont Chambers, 2005-2012
  • Tipstaff for the Honorable Mr. Justice Hamilton
    • Supreme Court of NSW, 2004-2005
  • 2023 Best Lawyers in Australia – Litigation
  • 2022 The Legal 500 Arbitration Private Practice Powerlist – Australasia Region
  • 2000 The University of Sydney Chancellor’s Leadership and Excellence Award
  • “Is DAO the New Form of a Corporation?”, an article on decentralised organisations, published in WA Brief in April 2022 (vol. 49 no. 2, page 11)
  • Quantum, emerging technologies and the rule of law”, for techUK in October 2021
  • Through the Digital Law Association, in 2022:
    • an open Discussion Paper on First Nations representation in the Metaverse co-authored with Joni Pirovich and cultural brokers, Dr. Vanessa Lee-Ah Mat of the Yupungathi and Meriam Nations; and Bibi Barba of the Darumbal - Biri Gubi- Gadigal - Yuin Nations
    • policy submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General on Privacy and Emerging Technology.
  • Angelina has delivered numerous seminars and participated in industry and university panels, for Curtin University, the University of Bologna, AMPLA (now the Energy & Resources Law Association), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the College of Law (NSW), the Law Society of WA, the Law Council of Australia, the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), the Sydney Quantum Academy and the Singapore Art Gallery, including on digital law areas such as blockchain, smart contracts, digital assets including NFTs, AI, the metaverse, decentralised organisations and quantum computing. She has also delivered in-house seminars to energy and insurance entities, including ConocoPhillips and AXA.
  • 2022 to current – Technology and the Law Section Co-Editor of the Australian Law Journal
  • 2022 – Member of techUK's Justice and Emergency Services Committee and Quantum Working Group
  • 2020 to current – Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2010 to current – Book Review Section Editor of the Australian Law Journal
  • 2006 to current – Assistant General Editor of the Australian Law Journal