Lucinda Watson

Daniel Moulis

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.

ICT Lawyer in Canberra

Shaun Creighton is a partner director at Moulis Legal. He leads Moulis Legal’s intellectual property, commercial and government procurement practice.

Consistent with the commercial+international philosophy of the firm, Shaun has practiced for over a decade in assisting clients identify, protect and commercialise their valuable intellectual property rights in Australia and internationally.

He has acted for some of Australia’s best known brands across a number of industries including information communications and technology, biotechnology, broadcasting, health, sport and wine. His brand protection and commercialisation services have encompassed securing Australian and international trade mark rights (registration and defence), certification of trade marks and shape trade marks, and the drafting and negotiation of commercial and IP rights agreements. These include international distribution agreements, trade mark licences, content supply agreements, product supply agreements, sponsorship agreements, joint venture agreements and franchise agreements.

Shaun represents ICT companies in their B2B and B2C transactions. This includes end user licence agreements, teaming agreements such as re-seller agreements and strategic alliance arrangements, and consumer and privacy law compliance. For start-up ventures, he is experienced in drafting founder agreements, securing IP rights in one or more jurisdictions, drafting terms of supply, and advising on regulatory compliance.

Shaun has extensive government procurement experience and expertise, especially in the ICT area, having been Senior Legal Counsel at Airservices Australia for more than eight years. In that capacity Shaun has handled contracts for the supply, installation and maintenance of complex radar systems, telecommunications systems, software (including software as a service) and hardware. He has a strong working knowledge of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules which is critical for representing the public and private sectors alike in major government-related transactions.

Shaun also adds to the sports law, governance and administration credentials of Moulis Legal, and counts many national sporting organisations, professional sporting teams, athletes and organisers of sporting events amongst his list of valued clients. He has been in-house legal counsel with the Australian Sports Commission, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation and the Melbourne Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race. Shaun is a former Director of Athletics Australia, the Canberra International Film Festival and the ACT Olympic Council. He was the President of the ACT Olympians Club from 2008 to 2012, has been a National Track & Field Selector since 2012, and is currently the Chairman of the Physical Activity Foundation.

Prior to studying law, Shaun was a professional track and field athlete. He competed for Australia in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games and still holds the Australian 3,000m Steeplechase record. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (2002), and has a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (2008). In addition to being a specialist intellectual property lawyer, Shaun is a registered Trade Marks Attorney.

Outside of work, Shaun can be found trying to combine his interests in sport, events and wine, but not necessarily all at the same time.

Suzanne Moulis

As Moulis Legal’s chief executive, Suzanne creates the environment for our lawyers to meet our clients’ and stakeholder goals. Suzanne works with the senior legal staff to set the direction of the firm and ensure Moulis Legal’s team, culture and operations are all aligned to deliver quality work to our clients.Suzanne develops Moulis Legal’s long-term strategy and annual business plans, manages its corporate governance and business performance and also manages Moulis Legal’s professional support staff. Suzanne ensures that Moulis Legal and its staff continue to develop and progress as a modern legal services business, delivering legal services at the highest level, on a personal basis, and with understanding and commitment.Suzanne is an experienced management professional who is well-attuned to the market and commercial issues that impact on the water, energy and resources, environment, property and construction, and transportation industries, locally and globally. Prior to joining Moulis Legal, Suzanne was a member of the local leadership team of a global professional services consulting firm, with responsibility for maintaining and increasing annual revenues.Suzanne holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and a University of Canberra Medallist. She is a founding member and former chair of the Property Council of Australia’s Diversity Committee, a panellist on a number of Sydney design review panels for large residential and commercial developments, and mum to an energetic nine-year-old.

Outside of work Suzanne enjoys fitness, friendships and family.

Partner

Charles Zhan is a partner with Moulis Legal. He is a leading lawyer in our international regulatory and commercial law practice.

Charles’ practice focuses on trade defence and cross-border transactions. He is well versed in advising private and public sector clients in trade defence matters. Charles also leads Moulis Legal’s China Business Desk with respect to a broad range of commercial matters including competition, investment, and cross-border disputation and enforcement.

Charles has represented major international companies operating in a range of industries, including in the agrichemical, aluminium, automobile, electrical, energy, engineering, glass, paper, renewable, and steel sectors. He has a superior understanding of the dynamic trade, investment and business issues concerning Australia and its major trading partners at the policy and legal levels, and hands-on experience in representing clients across various Asian and European countries, including acting on behalf of foreign governments in their trade law and policy relationship with Australia.

Charles has assisted clients in a variety of trade defence matters. These include anti-dumping and countervailing investigations and appeals, customs compliance, competition law, cross-border trade dispute, matters involving international investment, commercial transactions, and commercial and judicial review litigation. Charles’ analytical and problem-solving skills, strong commercial acumen, strategic thinking, and cross-cultural understanding allow him to provide top quality and highly regarded advice to our clients.

Before moving to Australia, Charles lived in Beijing and studied in Shanghai where he graduated with a Bachelor of Law majoring in Maritime Law. He gained a variety of experiences in Beijing in commercial law, maritime arbitration and international air cargo logistics before studying at the Australian National University in Canberra, where he was awarded with a Juris Doctor. Naturally, Charles communicates in both Mandarin and English, at the highest business and technical level.

Charles actively engages with the business and legal communities through his regular participation at various local and internationally focused business and industry council events, and has hosted seminars regarding cross-border trade, investment issues, and Australia-China business development. Charles also takes an active role in Australia’s key China trade NGO, as vice-president of the ACT Division of the Australia China Business Council.

Outside of work, Charles is completing his newest Master of Law degree in Public and International Law with the University of Melbourne, whilst also finding time to enjoy good food, gardens, books, movies, and (non-work related) travels with his family.

Graeme Fearon

Graeme Fearon is special counsel in Moulis Legal’s Brisbane office, providing strategic insight and expert knowledge to the firm’s cross-border, commercial, and intellectual property teams.

Soon to be a dual-qualified practitioner across the UK and Australia, Graeme has practised law for over 25 years, assisting major international companies with global licensing rights, data protection compliance, and IT law.

Graeme’s client experience ranges from luxury consumer brands to creative agencies, film and television production, music festivals as well as health, hygiene, and homecare manufacturers.

Graeme has a particular interest working with clients in the e-commerce, creative, media and technology sectors. His hands-on approach provides clients with practical advice on intellectual assets, which are the foundation of their businesses.

Graeme’s current focus is on intellectual property, including trade marks, copyrights, patents, designs, and confidential information. Graeme also works with technology businesses on commercial matters including licences and supply agreements. He has also spent the last few years helping clients adapt to new GDPR data protection regulations in the UK and EU.

Outside the office, Graeme can often be found speaking at national conferences and seminars as a well-respected voice within the industry. Graeme is also a self-proclaimed quiz master and loves the challenge of leading his team to victory on trivia night.

Lucinda Watson

Lucinda Watson is a special counsel in Moulis Legal’s Canberra office, providing strategic insight and expert knowledge in large scale information and communication technology (ICT) outsourcing transactions, complex procurements, and health-related product acquisitions. Lucinda adds great value to the business of our cross-border, commercial, government procurement, and intellectual property clients in both the public and private sectors.

Lucinda has over 15 years of experience in contract/risk management, IP, data protection, privacy and dispute resolution. Lucinda’s role includes:

  • Drafting approaches to market and complex contracts and agreements, including licence agreements and funding arrangements.
  • Advising on tender evaluation processes.
  • Assisting with the negotiation of contracts, and providing related advice.
  • Advising on the management of procurement processes and transactions.
  • Appropriate risk management/mitigation strategies and procedures for process integrity (probity).

Lucinda’s client experience ranges from large government organisations, to telecommunications, Big 4 accounting firms, software and pharmaceutical companies. She has extensive knowledge of major commercial procurements in Australia and internationally, gained from previous positions including Counsel, Global Technology & Sourcing with the in-house legal department of BP (London) and as a senior associate in one of Australia’s largest national law firms.

Lucinda’s current focus is on working with Commonwealth Government clients under our Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel arrangements, and on special projects for State and Territory governments and private sector clients. As well as her core work in ICT procurement, she is experienced in health-related product acquisitions, health and sports technology, data protection, privacy and contractual disputes.

Outside the office, Lucinda enjoys yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Emily Jennings

Emily Jennings is a senior associate in Moulis Legal’s dispute resolution team. Emily is also head of office for Brisbane.

Based in Moulis Legal’s Brisbane office, Emily works with domestic and international clients to manage and resolve their disputes commercially and efficiently.

Emily has assisted clients in a range of dispute matters including complex contractual litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes, cross-border intellectual property infringements as well as competition law issues. Emily also has experience in seeking judicial review of decisions made by Customs and other trade law bodies and works closely with Moulis Legal’s international trade team in these reviews.

Emily advises and represents clients from a variety of industries at all stages of a dispute, from providing initial advice on potential claims and prospects of success, through to issuing Court proceedings and appearing at trial. Having been involved in legal proceedings in multiple Australian jurisdictions, including the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria, Emily has extensive knowledge of the rules, practices and procedures of each Court which she uses to her client’s advantage in negotiating and resolving disputes.

Emily also assists clients in responding to and managing regulatory matters including inquiries from government departments and investigations by regulatory authorities. This includes reviewing and responding to demands and infringement notices already issued, or liaising with and advocating for clients in response to an inquiry or investigation. Emily’s experience in dealing with regulators also includes representing clients in public merger reviews conducted by the ACCC.

Beyond the courtroom, Emily’s clients appreciate her ability to understand and learn about their business and take into consideration their commercial goals when resolving a dispute. This commercial awareness reflects Emily’s strengths in strategically analysing the direction of a matter, assessing prospects of success and identifying commercial opportunities in the resolution of a dispute.

Emily graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and has a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. During 2016, Emily undertook a study tour in China with the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne, spending time in Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai to further develop her understanding of Chinese language, culture and business practices. Emily is currently the Chairperson of the College of Law Alumni Association Queensland Chapter, is a committee member for the Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative, and is actively involved with LAWASIA and the Queensland Law Society.

Alistair Bridges

Alistair is a senior associate with Moulis Legal and is a key member of the firm’s international trade practice as well as the manager of Moulis Legal’s Melbourne office.

Alistair is a key resource for our clients in the handling of major trade, commercial and cross-border matters, and in administrative law, including Federal Court review of government action.

Alistair has significant experience in international trade law matters, including anti-dumping and countervailing investigations, safeguards investigations, customs valuations and classifications, export controls/sanctions compliance, complex domestic and cross-border commercial transactions and judicial review litigation. His strong skills in research, legislative interpretation, development of legal argumentation and strategy and legal drafting, and his thorough understanding of the commercial, societal and political context in which his clients operate, allow him to provide thorough and nuanced representation and advice.

In recognition of his experience, Alistair is acknowledged as an “Associate to Watch” in the International Law/WTO arena by Chambers & Partners. He was recognised as one of Australia’s 21 most outstanding young lawyers by The Australian newspaper and is listed as a leading export control and sanctions expert by the Journal of Export Controls and Sanctions.

Alistair is a Specialist in Administrative Law accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria. He has a Masters Degree (with Merit) in Laws specialising in international law, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with Merit) both from the Australian National University. As well, he has a Bachelor of Economics (majoring in economic analysis) and a Bachelor Degree in Law (with Honours) from the University of Tasmania. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Before commencing at Moulis Legal, Alistair completed the Australian Tax Office graduate program, where he received a great deal of technical experience in tax affairs and the workings of government. He was exposed to both the policy side of the agency’s responsibilities and the legal implementation of those policies. Most notably, he worked in the team responsible for the agency’s implementation of the Future Tax System Review.

During his time at the University of Tasmania, Alistair held the office of Careers and Social Justice Officer for the Tasmanian University Law Society, and Australian Legal Education Forum Co-ordinator for the Australian Law Student Association Committee. In between these commitments he also acted as a freelance writer and radio host for Edge Radio.

In his free time Alistair enjoys reading, going to concerts and Scotch. He appreciates, and makes, a good coffee. One day, soon, he will learn to play the guitar.

Consultant Counsel

Dorothy Terwiel assists clients to identify complexities that are difficult to detect in information technology and procurement transactions. She then helps them manage their risks and achieve an agreeable solution.

She advises clients in the ICT, government and quasi-government sectors on a range of issues including appropriate strategies to mitigate risks and manage disputes, intellectual property licenses and complex goods and services agreements. An experienced secondee to Commonwealth government departments, Dorothy has a deep understanding of how they operate. Her collegial approach is highly valued and has enabled her to manage their legal and commercial risk in procurement and outsourcing projects of significant value and risk.

Dorothy has over 14 years’ experience in both private and government practice, with a focus on all aspects of contract law, intellectual property and probity. During her time at both AirServices Australia and ASG Limited she was responsible for advising on all aspects of their technology licensing and contractual risk management.  While on secondment with the Department of Defence, she was a key member of the commercial tender evaluation working group that reviewed and reported on the procurement of a fleet of offshore patrol vessels.  She has also acted as an external probity advisor, conducting audits for large government departments to ensure their internal processes are robust and can withstand external scrutiny.

Based in our Canberra office, Moulis Legal’s clients will benefit from Dorothy’s deep experience in technology and government procurement. She has a Masters of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Australian National University.

On her weekends Dorothy enjoys spending time with her children and tending to the garden. Current projects include a hydrangea hedge and experimenting with new colours and shapes in her back garden.

Macky Markar

Macky Markar is a senior lawyer who works across the Moulis Legal trade, property and commercial teams.

Macky started his Moulis Legal career as a paralegal in our Brisbane office, and then relocated to our Canberra office in early 2017. Macky works across a number of our practice areas assisting in a broad array of international and domestic business issues.

Macky has travelled significantly, and lived in multiple countries, including China and Sri Lanka. As a consequence, he has a strong interest in international issues, and provides us with a unique outlook on cross-border matters and social and cultural diversity. His experience living in China has complemented Moulis Legal’s China practice and has seen him present in person and via podcast on Chinese investment topics.

Macky undertakes the research and analysis which underpins the advice we give to our international trade clients, and keeps our team aware of both ongoing issues and new developments. He has been closely involved in the comprehensive injury analysis, detailed verification work and financial interrogation that accompanies government investigations of cross-border commerce.

Macky has provided advice to clients on a range of international investment and commercial matters. This has included work as varied as labelling and packaging requirements for export of products into Asia, corporate structuring of a prospective charity and the legislative implications on the import of cosmetic goods into Australia.

In the commercial property space, Macky has performed due diligence and property certification tasks on properties as diverse as commercial office buildings in Townsville, Gold Coast and Canberra, and renewable energy sites in urban fringe and rural areas.

Macky is a graduate of the University of Queensland, where he completed a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance.

Macky doesn’t like cricket. He loves it. He also likes to travel.

Caroline Faeh

Caroline Faeh helps individuals and businesses identify and manage risk in their property and commercial transactions in Australia. She assists clients to find innovative solutions that meet their commercial objectives by looking at the big picture and addressing each of their issues in order of importance.

Time is of the essence in complex transactions, which is why Caroline works efficiently and makes sure she is available to answer questions her clients may have. She gives advice to developers, tenants and landlords in a wide variety of industries on the entire spectrum of commercial property transactions. This includes sale and purchase agreements, leasing, mortgages and financing, deeds, sub-leases, special conditions, institutional advice, due diligence and planning, development and construction projects. She also works with families and large corporate groups to effect transfers and implement court orders.Caroline brings together her experience in corporate litigation and property to help our clients progress their transactions effectively. She has worked with clients internationally and in every State and Territory in Australia.

Her experience includes assisting clients located overseas who have property transactions in Australia and she is deft at managing complex transactions across multiple jurisdictions with ease. Within Australia, she has managed national conveyancing arrangements and negotiated complex land contracts across state boundaries.

Based in Canberra, our clients will benefit from Caroline’s ability to identify issues quickly and help them negotiate points they may not have been aware of. Her collegial approach is also highly valued.

Caroline has a double-degree in Law and International Studies from the University of Canberra and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Australian National University. Caroline is fluent in Swiss-German, German and Spanish and has an adventurous streak. She loves snowboarding and came third in Australia’s longest downhill snowboard race, the Thredbo Top To Bottom.

 

Caroline Layton

Caroline is an Associate in our Canberra Property team.

Caroline acts for parties involved in the property industry such as developers (listed and private), vendors, purchasers, landlords, tenants, managers, consultants, advisors, Commonwealth and local government departments.

Caroline’s areas of legal expertise covers commercial leasing and licensing, property developments, acquisitions and sales of property, residential, commercial and mixed-used developments, ownership and development structuring, subdivisions and owners corporation matters, property management and property development matters within the ACT and Victoria. More specifically, she advises on the sale and purchase of commercial, industrial and residential properties, the sale of land developments (including by tender, expression of interest, auction and private sale), commercial leasing and tenancy matters including drafting, reviewing and negotiating leases, incentive deeds, car park licences, storage and rooftop licences, the acquisition and development of land by both public and private companies as well as individuals, development structuring alternatives, (including companies, trusts, syndicates, trusts, joint ventures, development agreements) and large-scale land and township developments.

Caroline’s relevant experience includes:

  • Acting for Commonwealth government clients across multiple jurisdictions within Australia in relation to commercial leasing, licensing and ACT planning law matters which includes the management and administration of National Land in the ACT;
  • Acting for local government clients in relation to the compulsory acquisition of roads, land and the sale of discontinued roads;
  • ASX listed leading national property group and associated entities (acting for developers) in relation to various multi-staged broad acre subdivisions (residential estate communities);
  • Acting for builders and developers in relation to broad acre acquisitions, dispositions and resale, house and land packages and display homes (leaseback), Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) third line enforcement approvals, development applications, finance, security and building construction documentation and advice and miscellaneous property development issues and disputes; and
  • Management and covenyance for deceased estate matters; and
  • Assisting in relation to the sale of residential land developments.

Based in Canberra, our clients benefit from Caroline’s dedication to meeting and exceeding client’s expectations and deadlines, including her broadened multi-jurisdictional exposure having worked in both Victorian and ACT jurisdictions.

Caroline assists her clients with a results driven approach and her astute technical abilities. Caroline has a genuine interest and understanding of her client’s commercial objectives, including her ability to articulate the complexities of the legal framework into simple, clear and logical advice. Caroline ensures her clients are well-informed, risk aware and equipped to confidently enter into property transactions.

Caroline has completed her Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University, including a Bachelor of Criminal Justice Administration and Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Conveyancing) from RMIT University. Caroline spent many years training in classical ballet and performing in amateur theatre companies. In her spare time, she utilises her background training in ballet and the study of anatomy by teaching pilates and flowing on from her passion of the outdoors, trekking through New Zealand’s Milford Sound.

 

Mitchell Scott

Mitchell Scott is an associate in our Brisbane office.

Mitchell primarily works within our dispute resolution and legal controversy areas. He already has a wealth of hands-on experience in the law that underlines his valuable “emerging lawyer” status.

Mitchell has handled trade mark litigation in the Federal Court, and both judicial and merits-based review of administrative decisions made by agencies such as the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Defence. In the areas of competition and retail law he has advised on restraints of trade and the “fit for purpose” provisions of the Australian Consumer Law. Mitchell has been involved in the resolution of property and construction disputes as well, in matters having to do with building standards and contractual compliance, leasing disputes, and body corporate management. He has instructed counsel in the Federal Court of Australia, and appeared as an advocate in Federal and State courts and tribunals.

The unifying feature of this broad canvas is Mitchell’s love of grappling with complexity and resolving problems through structured legal thought and logical persuasion. Mitchell adopts a well-considered commercial and client-centred approach, to ensure his clients understand the issues, legal points, and strategies involved. In litigation, success is measured by achieving either the best outcome, or the least-worst outcome. Mitchell has the cleverness and the confidence to know which of these should be pursued, in any particular matter, and to design our client representation accordingly.

Mitchell graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Bachelor of Laws in 2015. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, and enrolled on the list of practitioners of the High Court of Australia, in 2016. He already holds an Unrestricted Practicing Certificate.

When not in the office, you’ll find Mitchell in one of two places. Either he’ll be playing rugby for “The Mighty Bugs”, down at the Wynnum Rugby Club, or he’ll be at the physio, repairing the damage done in playing rugby for the said “Bugs”.

Kumudu Ramasundara

Kumudu helps our clients protect and leverage their intellectual property assets. Kumudu has a wealth of knowledge and deep understanding in the three areas of intellectual property; patents, trade marks and designs. As Moulis Legal’s patent and trade mark attorney, he is an integral part of our intellectual property team.

Kumudu has worked in both private and public practice, drafting and filing PCT and trade mark applications as well as providing extensive patentability, trade mark and infringement advice. He has assisted many start-ups and is focused on the benefits of a strategic use of intellectual property. He provides invaluable expertise in protecting, maintaining and enforcing valuable IP rights.

As a World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) subject matter expert, Kumudu has assisted countries in the Asia Pacific region in training staff and developing their IP systems. A senior IP Australia team member for 15 years before joining Moulis Legal, Kumudu is able to provide insights on the procedures of the Australian Patent Office, Australian Trade Marks Office and the Australian Designs Office.

Kumudu holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a Juris Doctor. He is also a member of Engineers Australia.

Kumudu very much likes travelling and experiencing the diversity and richness of other cultures, but gains most enjoyment from being with his family in beautiful Canberra.

Sharon Gerussi-Lock

Sharon Gerussi-Lock is a lawyer in Moulis Legal’s commercial and intellectual property teams.

Consistent with the commercial+international philosophy of the firm, Sharon has worked on large scale film, television and broadcast legal matters in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Sharon’s area of specialist expertise is entertainment law and legal transactions associated with film, television and broadcasting. For over a decade Sharon worked in business affairs and production for leading broadcasters, production companies and government agencies both in Australia and the UK, before extending her skills and completing her law degree.

Her legal experience includes work as an in-house entertainment lawyer as well as in private practice. In these various roles Sharon has advised entertainment professionals across development, financing and production of television projects and feature films, and rights holders on their intellectual property retention and commercialisation.

Sharon has production credits on numerous Australian and UK film and television projects including the celebrated Australian feature film Muriel’s Wedding. Her television screen credits include the Australian political thriller Secret City (Season 1), Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Family Law and more recently the Australian and British television comedy drama series Frayed.

Sharon is a regular entertainment law guest speaker and is well-known for her knowledgeable approach and commercially-focused advice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University, a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) from Monash University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Leo Cussen Institute.

In her spare time Sharon enjoys bingeing on the latest streaming service series, whether or not her name turns up in the closing credits.

Maddison Godwin

Maddison Godwin is a lawyer based in our Canberra office.  She supports our lawyers and our clients with research, analysis and details of developments in their areas of law. Most recently Maddison has supported material injury and verification claims in the context of commercial government investigations. Maddison also has extensive experience in detailed legal research and brief preparation gained from her tenure with LegalAid ACT providing sound and reasoned advice to a diverse range of clients, often in time sensitive situations.

While Maddison’s enthusiasm and tenacity are utilised in all areas of our practice, her passion is trade law.  Having studied and researched this area of law comprehensively within her degree, Maddison has also developed her knowledge further in a practical capacity as a participant in the 2018 European Law Students Association International Trade Law Moot, advancing to the Final Rounds at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.  Maddison recently graduated from the Australian National University with a double degree in Law (Honours) and International Relations.

Maddison’s creativity extends to her spare time as she loves developing exciting new dishes and flavours in the kitchen, as well as going out to try new food with her friends.

Joan assists clients in resolving cross-border legal issues and provides practical next steps towards achieving their business objectives. Joan has experience in Australian tax and customs valuation arrangements, financial analysis and modelling with application to international trade law, ICT procurement and contracting. Joan also assists clients with general commercial, property-related and IP legal issues.

Joan identifies appropriate strategies to procure complex ICT services, resolve billing issues and disputes and maximise benefits from collaborative relationships with the client’s suppliers. From her previous experience as a management consultant seconded to strategic Australian Defence projects and programmes, Joan has a broad and deep understanding of the client’s critical success factors. She provides legal services with the benefit of keen situational awareness in the client’s industry and new developments in the law. Moulis Legal’s clients benefit from Joan’s rare blend of financial acumen, best practice insights, and legal expertise in both the government and commercial context.

Joan was admitted as an Australian Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Victoria and holds a practicing certificate in the ACT. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Joan has a NV1 Australian Government Security Clearance, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Outside of work, Joan enjoys cycling, cooking and appreciating internet subcultures.

Lochlan Worrell

Lochlan Worrell is a law graduate based in our Brisbane office and has just completed his Bachelor of Laws through Bond University.

Supporting our litigation, commercial and trade law teams Lochlan performs research, drafting and administrative functions to ensure our lawyers can continue to provide high quality, cost effective advice for our clients. Lochlan has a Diploma in Commerce and a particular interest in commercial law.

In his spare time, Lochlan enjoys getting off the beaten track camping and is an avid hiker, having twice accepted the challenge of trekking the Everest region of the Himalayas.

Rocky Lagudi

Rocky Lagudi is a paralegal based in our Canberra office. Rocky undertakes the important role of assisting our lawyers to deliver high quality, timely legal advice to our clients. Rocky conducts legal research for matters and presentations, assists in drafting and general matter and office administration.

Rocky is developing his skills in corporate and commercial law, sports law and finance, in particular funds management. He is currently completing a double degree in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Commerce (Finance) through the Australian National University.

With a penchant for keeping busy, Rocky can be found outside the office moonlighting as a DJ on most weekends or keeping busy with some of ANU’s clubs and societies.

Yunjin Lee

Yunjin Lee is a paralegal based in our Canberra office, currently studying a double degree in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Asian Studies.

She supports our lawyers in producing their excellent legal advice by conducting legal research for matters, assisting in the compilation and drafting of documents and performing other general office tasks. Yunjin is fascinated by international trade law and international investment treaty law and is rapidly gaining a close-up insight of their workings at Moulis Legal.

The daily 9-5 aside, Yunjin enjoys the simple pleasures of life, namely finding the good eats around Canberra, and occasionally cooking up a storm.

 

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is a Chartered Accountant and Moulis Legal’s finance manager. He is based in our Canberra office.

Andrew manages all aspects of our financial operations, supporting our clients and lawyers with accurate and timely financial information; and ensures a professional finance experience for our stakeholders, suppliers and staff. Andrew provides accurate and timely management reporting, and develops related policies and procedures. He works with all stakeholders to ensure that Moulis Legal operates efficiently and is proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement.

Andrew has worked with some of Australia’s largest companies. He also spent five years in London with a large international business. Outside of the office, Andrew is busy with his one-year-old daughter and following football. When he has time.

Caroline Bachi

Caroline Bachi is Moulis Legal’s office and human resources manager. She is based in our Canberra office.

Caroline is responsible for managing all aspects of human resource compliance for the firm nationally. As we continue to grow, she onboards our new employees so they have the tools they need to perform at their best, and ensures all our professional staff have access to quality Continuing Legal Education resources. As custodian of our Healthier Work Program, she also makes sure we are all in peak form.

Caroline puts her organisational skills to good use implementing and managing our policies and procedures and ensuring the smooth operation of our office systems.

Caroline holds a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources through Deakin University and is a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. In her spare time she enjoys photography, keeping fit and visiting the mountains or ocean.

Shelveen Kaur

Shelveen Kaur is Moulis Legal’s Marketing and Office Administrator based in our Brisbane office. Shelveen makes sure our clients and our prospective clients know what we do, and how we do it. She administers all aspects of our public profile and branding, communicating the Moulis Legal brand and keeping our stakeholders up to date with developments both in the law, and at Moulis Legal. Shelveen also manages our Brisbane office administration, keeping it running smoothly.

Originally from Singapore, Shelveen comes to Moulis Legal with broad experience across various aspects of marketing, sales, events, and communications. Shelveen holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of London and has recently completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing through the Digital Marketing Institute.

In her spare time, Shelveen loves to explore, be it travelling, visiting newly opened cafes, or attending festivals and pop-up events.

Mia Taylor

Mia is Moulis Legal’s finance assistant and provides reception support. Based in our Canberra office, Mia is responsible for assisting the finance manager, including daily maintenance of account transactions, supplier payments, bank reconciliations, invoicing and receipting client transactions.

She has recently graduated from a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Canberra.

In her spare time, Mia is very skilled at creating cakes and enjoys keeping fit.

Teaghan Hogg

Teaghan is Moulis Legal’s Internal Quality Auditor and manages our business management (quality) system. She documents our procedures, conducts internal audits and makes recommendations to ensure our continual improvement across all offices. Teaghan also provides support to our reception and administration teams.

Teaghan is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra. Outside work, Teaghan is passionate about environmental issues, sustainability, and loves travel and foreign culture.

Stephanie Kingsman

Stephanie is a member of Moulis Legal’s reception team based out of Canberra. Stephanie is the first point of contact for phone calls and visitors, and is responsible for a variety of reception duties such as file maintenance, organising staff events and coordinating internal communications.

She is also responsible for maintaining the common areas of the firm and attending to ad hoc staff requirements. Stephanie is currently completing a Bachelor of Law and International Security at the Australian National University.

Outside work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, and, when time and weather permits, sailing and soaking up the sun.