Jessica Giovanelli

Jessica Giovanelli

Special Counsel
Jessica giovanelli is an experienced trade agreement negotiator and advisor on trade and investment related international and domestic law for government and private clients.

Jessica Giovanelli is a special counsel at Moulis Legal.

Moulis Legal clients benefit from Jessica’s ability to navigate and advise on the complex intersection of law, public policy and cross-border investment in a global context, and to develop strategy and overcome challenges in understanding and meeting their trade and investment rights and obligations.

Jessica is an expert in international and Australian trade and investment law and policy including dispute settlement, treaty negotiations, sanctions, investment, modern slavery and international intellectual property law. Jessica is well-connected and well-known internationally having worked in the Rules Division of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, in the Office of International Law at the Australian Attorney-General’s Department and in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Jessica has extensive experience and expertise in subsidies and anti-dumping rules, as well as environmental and health and safety regulations that affect trade. She has specific expertise in legal issues and barriers affecting trade in services, and the trade rules involving the movement of natural persons. She is experienced in advising on complex trade and investment issues affecting a broad range of industries, notably with respect to the aviation industry and primary industries such as the agribusiness and mining and resources sectors. She is also well-versed in the legal implications of government involvement in manufacturing supply chains.

Jessica is fluent in French and has lived and studied in Canberra, Paris, New York, London, and Geneva.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Bachelor of Laws, with Honours, from the Australian National University, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from ANU, a Diplôme (mention bien) from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), and a Master in Law (with Merit) from the London School of Economics.



Master of Laws (with Merit), London School of Economics and Politics (2012), focusing on international commercial law, international intellectual property law and international investment law.

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law (2009)

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (with Honours), Australian National University (2007)

Diplôme, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (2005)

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (2009)

Practising Certificate – Member of Roll of Legal Practitioners of the Australian Capital Territory No. 8755




English, French