Minoshi De Silva

Special Counsel

Perth, Australia

Minoshi specialises in construction and infrastructure disputes. She has significant experience including acting for clients in the preparation of contractual claims and Security of Payment Applications, including negotiation, resolution and settlement of disputes arising during and at the conclusion of projects and transactions.

Minoshi has appeared in court hearings and mediations in the District, Supreme and Federal Courts of Western Australia, as well as in domestic and international institutional and ad hoc arbitral proceedings.

Minoshi's work highlights include:

  • Leading Construction company: Lead solicitor responsible for managing the conduct and strategy of an ICC arbitration seated in Singapore regarding the subcontract for construction of the operations facility of an LNG project in the Northern Territory for EOT, variation and disruption claims in excess of $350m.
  • Various contractors on major LNG Project: acting for various contractors across the mechanical, electrical, scaffolding, building and civil works packages of works in providing strategic advice and assisting in the resolution and management of disputes and claims prior to commencement of arbitral proceedings, including preparation of a successful Adjudication Application in the amount of $24m.
  •  International services company: acting in an arbitration of its payment, delay and variations disputes arising from a painting and insulation contract on the Karara Iron Ore Project. 
  • Joint venture parties: Acting for JV parties as builders of a major Hospital in respect of various payment, delay and defect disputes with Subcontractors and assisting with implementation of overall strategy for resolution of disputes.