Daniel Moulis is the founder and chairperson of Moulis Legal.
Daniel is recognised internationally as an expert in advising and representing clients on cross-border matters, international contracts and transaction structuring, and in major projects. Clients rely on his deep knowledge and experience to introduce clarity and order to difficult challenges and in complex transactions, to help them achieve the best outcomes. He is well-regarded world-wide for his high-level involvement in the study and practice of international trade law throughout his 35 year career.
Internationally, Daniel has served clients in industries encompassing agriculture, building products, chemicals, energy, food processing, footwear, ICT, medical, mining, paper, steel and consumer goods. He has deep expertise in World Trade Organisation trade rules and disciplines, free trade agreements, and international dispute resolution. He has been particularly active in the fields of anti-dumping, countervailing, safeguard measures, customs matters, country of origin, export controls, quarantine and intellectual property rights.
Daniel is also well-known for his representation of clients in their major investments and projects in Canberra and nationally, in many cases with foreign participation. He was Australian trade counsel for the US corporation that undertook the historic Maralinga nuclear test site clean-up. He has worked on complex property transactions for sovereign funds, national property owners, institutional investors, national tenants, developers with triple-A pre-commitments and solar project developers. He has advised on the development of Canberra’s major town centres, on construction and land usage for the Capital Metro Light Rail, and on renewable energy projects both within and outside the Australian Capital Territory.
Daniel also handles dispute resolution in his fields of practice. He has argued cases before many Federal administrative and adjudicative bodies in Australia, including the Federal Court, and has directed proceedings in the European Court of Justice. He has been called upon by the World Trade Organisation as a Dispute Settlement Body panellist on six occasions, and is regularly acknowledged to be amongst the world’s leading international trade lawyers. He is a listed arbitrator under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU, and under the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Southern Africa Development Community.
Daniel is a former Chair of the Trade and Customs Law Committee of the International Bar Association Section on Business Law, and has lectured for the International Development Law Organisation. His past board appointments have included directorships of The Sixth Australian Masters Games, the Johnny Warren Football Foundation and Football Federation Australia.