Carla Mills




  • French,
  • Italian
  • and English


An experienced litigator with specialist expertise in construction and major projects, Carla has detailed knowledge of the risk allocation and strategic considerations that drive a range of projects.  

Carla advises both owners and contractors on complex engineering issues in LNG, EPC, road, rail and major infrastructure projects. Those issues include critical path delay analysis, design and construction deficiencies and the associated cost implications.  

Carla is a member of the National Association of Women in Construction, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Society of Construction Law, and presented at the 2019 IBA Construction Conference in Berlin.

Key deals


Acting for the Contractor in an international arbitration for unresolved claims arising for an A$2.1 billion EPC Contract in a broader US$55 billion LNG project in North-West Western Australia.

Acting for a JV partner in an international arbitration arising out of a split scope JV agreement entered into for the purposes of delivering EPC Services.

Power and energy

Advising a Contractor on contentious issues arising from loss of production in open cut coal mine services and adjacent coal fired power station.

Advising the public sector on regulatory issues related to energy products including the provision of reticulated gas systems.

Advising a large energy company in respect of risks arising from the acquisition of energy assets.

Rail and road

Advising a Contractor in relation to a rail capacity enhancement project regarding disputes arising from earthworks, drainage and bridge construction engineering issues.

Acting for the public sector in expedited arbitration proceedings arising from claims in respect of the design and construction of rolling stock.

Advising a Contractor in respect of design issues arising from road and bridge infrastructure in South Australia.

Advising the public sector in respect of road networks and tunnelling infrastructure in Victoria.

Acting for a Contractor in urgent proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in respect of a road upgrade project.

Advising a Contractor in relation to major tunnelling infrastructure in New South Wales.

Class actions

Acting for the owners of a residential development in Homebush, New South Wales in relation to design and construction issues.