Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Related services and key industries
Stacey Giunta is a disputes resolution lawyer based in Perth. She has considerable experience in acting for Australian regulatory bodies, including ASIC and the ACCC and has successfully assisted these regulators in their investigations and in obtaining successful enforcement outcomes through litigation.
Stacey has assisted with complex, large-scale investigations and proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia, including establishing contraventions of the unconscionable conduct, unfair contract terms and misleading or deceptive conduct provisions. She is also experienced in managing the dynamic associated with acting against multiple respondents with complex corporate and personal structures.
Stacey's experience also includes acting for commercial clients in civil actions in the Federal Court and Western Australian Supreme Court in relation to contractual claims and other disputes.
Regulatory and investigations
- Acting for the ACCC in its ongoing Federal Court liability proceeding against a four-wheel drive vehicle rental company (now in liquidation) and its directors, alleging it used unfair contract terms, engaged in unconscionable conduct, and made false or misleading representations in relation to insurance cover.
- Acted for the ACCC in a successful Federal Court liability proceeding against the former national franchisor of Geowash, its former director and its former national franchising manager for engaging in unconscionable conduct, misleading or deceptive conduct and for novel breaches of the good faith provisions of the Franchising Code, resulting in a $4.2 million penalty order.
- Assisted ASIC in its investigation into potential prosecution of an individual relating to mismanagement of funds, managed investment schemes and breaches of the Corporations Act.
- Acting for a large-scale resource client in an ongoing Federal Court, multi-party dispute, involving contractual and legislative interpretation issues.
- Acting for a Western-Australian based energy-system supplier in an ongoing Supreme Court dispute, involving contractual interpretation issues.