Secure and expand your global business
interests with the guidance of Australia’s
best international trade lawyers.

Whether on the verge of broadening a global footprint or fortifying an international foothold, possessing the right expertise to maneuver the myriad complexities of international trade isn’t just relevant to your business’s success, it defines it.

While the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, legal systems still pose significant barriers to international trade. Navigating the breadth of international laws and WTO regulations is an inherently daunting challenge for businesses – and is the reason you need a team you can trust to deliver.

Moulis Legal bridges the gap between borders, enabling you to focus on forging stronger relationships with your international trading partners. We are globally recognised as a premium provider of full-service representation in complex international trade law matters. Our niche team of specialists have successfully tackled some of the most challenging issues of global transactions encountered by our geographically and commercially diverse clients.

What sets Moulis Legal apart is our deep understanding of distinct cultural and business structures, ensuring our clients receive the most effective advice on international trade laws and regulations, regardless of where they operate or where they venture. In essence, we are equipped to handle transactions of global significance for Australian and international clients, handling risks, and maximising opportunities that grow companies.

Our work

A reputation for success built on winning results.

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OUR SERVICES

TRADE DEFENCE INSTRUMENTS
IMPORT AND EXPORT CONTROLS
SANCTION, COMPLIANCE AND CONTROL
TRADE POLICY
TRANSFER PRICING
WTO LAW AND DISPUTE PROCEDURES
INTERNATIONAL TAXATION
AUSTRALIAN LAW
INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
BILATERAL TAX TREATIES

OUR EXPERIENCE

Moulis Legal is the most highly regarded and consulted law firm in trade remedy matters in Australia. In being so, we have also become the most highly credentialled law firm in international trade, WTO law, and import and customs law more broadly. Our people are at the table of some of the largest and most complex international deals in the world.

We are a trusted partner for challenging transactions with global implications – providing support throughout your entire business journey. Our goal is to ensure your risks are mitigated and opportunities are fully leveraged at every opportunity, while guiding you through the labyrinth of international trade laws and regulations.

Our results-focused team of international trade lawyers provide expert and strategic advice regarding trade defence, import and export controls, sanctions compliance, free trade agreement negotiation, WTO dispute procedures, and international dispute resolution.

WE ARE TRULY
INTERNATIONAL
IN OUR WORK

LAWYERS WITH LEADING INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE

Moulis Legal’s international business lawyers work with clients in successfully navigating the challenging and constantly evolving maze of international trade rules, WTO regulations, free trade agreements, and international investment.

Our team is exceptionally skilled in international trade laws and regulations, Australian and international business law, international dispute resolution, data analysis, advocacy, and the full spectrum of trade related services. We are truly international in our work.

With extensive experience and training related to multiple legal jurisdictions, our international trade lawyers know how to maximise the unique challenges faced by businesses engaging in transactions, disputes, and investments in foreign countries.

As the expert Australian international law firm, we have managed court and administrative procedures within Australia and internationally, with our international trade and WTO law experience extending to Argentina, Brazil, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the European Union, the United States of America, and China.

 

OUTSTANDING LEGAL ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

Our team of award-winning and highly regarded international trade lawyers possess exceptional skills and experience advising on the breadth of WTO rules and processes underpinning international trade with Australia, including trade treaty interpretation, negotiation, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

As international business lawyers, we have extensive experience and an unparalleled record representing and advising iconic Australian private companies and NGOs, multinational corporations, foreign exporters, and foreign governments, and their agencies, in international trade law matters.

Moulis Legal has worked with some of the largest and most complex anti-dumping investigations instituted in the last decade.

Through our legal expertise, numeracy, and willingness to travel anywhere in the world, we offer full-service representation to our clients – assisting in data gathering and analysis, crafting legally consistent margin defences, and material injury strategies, and advocating at every step of the way in our clients’ interests.

Our international trade lawyers’ comprehensive and absolute representation has leveraged optimal outcomes for our clients in these matters, time and time again.

 

CROSS BORDER TRANSACTION

Our international trade lawyers and WTO lawyers can maximise the complex regulations that are part and parcel of conducting cross-border transactions, the overlapping requirements of different jurisdictions (international trade law in Australia and foreign international trade law) and the harsh consequences arising from non-compliance.

Through our meticulous and strategic understanding and approach of law and economics, our team of international business lawyers continues to secure commercially significant and successful outcomes for our clients.

Business requires certainty, yet the international legal framework is constantly changing. Moulis Legal’s Australian-based international lawyers have the knowledge, the experience, and the steady hands required to make sure you are trading with confidence.

Highly-recognised and awarded

Chambers & Partners 2024 - GLOBAL

Australia | Moulis Legal is ranked in Band 1 as a Leading Firm for International Trade/WTO Law
Lawyers recognised | Daniel Moulis – Band 1, Charles Zhan – Band 3, Alistair Bridges – Up and coming

Asia-Pacific Region | Moulis Legal is ranked in Band 3 for Trade/WTO Law
Daniel Moulis is ranked in Band 3 for Trade/WTO Law

Chambers & Partners 2024 - ASIA-PACIFIC 

Australia | Moulis Legal is ranked in Band 1 as a Leading Firm for International Trade/WTO Law
Lawyers recognised | Daniel Moulis – Band 1, Charles Zhan – Band 3, Alistair Bridges – Up and coming

The Legal 500

Ranked as a leading firm for Competition and Trade by The Legal 500

Best Lawyers 

Charles Zhan – Customs and Excise Law
Daniel Moulis – Regulatory 2022 Lawyer of the Year, Customs and Excise Law, Regulatory practice, Trade Law

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