Lucinda Watson, previously counsel, Global Technology & Sourcing, BP Legal, and a senior associate in government law at Clayton Utz, has joined the growing Australian boutique law firm Moulis Legal. She brings extensive knowledge of major commercial procurements in Australia and internationally, adding to the firm’s expanding legal team and capabilities.
Partner Director Daniel Moulis reflected on the appointment:
Lucinda’s skills and experience match our commercial+international ethos. She has worked on ICT and human services contracts in the areas of defence, security, taxation, employment, health, land management and professional consulting, to name a few, many involving very significant levels of commercial and political risk. It is her unique understanding of these deals from both sides of the street – the private and the public sector – that makes Lucinda such a valuable and intuitive resource for our clients.
Ms Watson’s understanding stems from over 15 years of government tenders and contracting work with departments, agencies and global corporations, both here in Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Watson said:
Public sector procurement is specialised work. It involves ensuring public sector goals are met in increasingly contentious data-driven environments. Achieving desired outcomes and doing so in an efficient and protected way is not always easy. A lawyer working in this space needs to engender trust and deliver clarity. I am really happy to be with a firm that is already known for those qualities.