Emily Schilling is a lawyer in Moulis Legal’s regulatory and international trade practices.
Emily advises local businesses, multinational corporations, and individuals alike on matters pertaining to Australia’s export and import rules, autonomous sanctions, tariff classifications and the applicable standards for goods being sold in Australia. Emily provides timely and thorough instruction to clients, addressing their legal concerns, offering solutions for their legal matters, and helping to identify opportunities for reaching clients’ corporate goals.
Having previously worked in the State and Federal public service, in roles which included assisting survivors of child sexual abuse seeking redress, Emily gained a strong understanding of the social, economic, and political drivers that influence public policy. Her experience in a range of essential public service functions, such as drafting cabinet submissions and ministerial briefings, preparing resources for senate estimates, supporting business areas to propose bills before parliament and amend existing legislative instruments, has given her unique insight into the peculiarities and nuance of administrative law.
Emily particularly enjoys assisting businesses to take a proactive approach in complying with Australia’s complex legislative frameworks. Her aptitude for understanding how different regulatory frameworks operate ensures that clients are equipped with the knowledge to navigate the applicable regulatory and trade frameworks.
Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) and Bachelor of International Relations from Flinders University in 2021. During University, she completed overseas study programs in Indonesia and Sweden. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2022.
Outside of work, Emily enjoys baking desserts, keeping fit by running and playing netball, and scouring op-shops for the best vintage finds.
Businesses manufacturing, importing and/or supplying products in Australia must ensure the products meet Australia’s regulatory standards. Failure to comply with regulatory standards can result in harsh penalties, with the Australian Consumer Law allowing courts to fine companies up to AUD50 million.