Suzanne Moulis

Chief Executive

As Moulis Legal’s chief executive, Suzanne creates the cultural and business 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 business staff. She ensures that Moulis Legal continues 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 our client industries, locally and globally.

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.

Outside of work Suzanne enjoys landscape design, fitness, friendships, and family.

Knowledge pieces by Suzanne Moulis
Moulis Legal celebrates 15 years

A celebration of an occasion like this lends itself to being broken down into three parts – the past, the present, and the future.

Moulis Legal recruits top public/private sector commercial lawyer Lucinda Watson as Special Counsel

Lucinda Watson, previously counsel, Global Technology & Sourcing, BP Legal, and a senior associate in government law at Clayton Utz, has joined the growing Australian boutique law firm Moulis Legal. She brings extensive knowledge of major commercial procurements in Australia and internationally, adding to the firm’s expanding legal team and capabilities.

Moulis Legal appoints Graeme Fearon as Special Counsel, Brisbane office

Moulis Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Fearon as special counsel in the firm’s Brisbane office.

Moulis Legal appoints Charles Zhan as Partner and Head of China Business Desk

Moulis Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Zhan as Partner in the firm, effective 1 July 2020.

Moulis Legal leader named Asia-Pacific’s top trade lawyer

Trusted international law ranking agency Who’s Who Legal has placed Moulis Legal’s Daniel Moulis at the top of its 2018 Asia-Pacific Trade and Customs Global Elite Thought Leader list. 

Moulis Legal tops trade law rankings, according to latest guides

Moulis Legal has again been ranked “Band 1 - International trade/WTO” by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific guides.

Moulis Legal recognises two of its high achievers

Moulis Legal is pleased to announce the promotions of Alistair Bridges to Senior Associate and Emily Murphy to Associate of the firm.

Moulis Legal enhances its ICT contracting, government procurement and not-for-profit services

Moulis Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeannette Scott, Consultant Counsel – Privacy and Regulatory, and Dorothy Terwiel, Senior Associate in our IP and Commercialisation team.

Moulis Legal strengthens corporate law offering with new appointment

Moulis Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Clark as a partner in the firm, based in our Brisbane office.

Moulis Legal top ranked in Chambers & Partners for 2017

Prestigious Chambers Asia Pacific publication has once again ranked Moulis Legal as one of the top international trade law firms in Australia, continuing over 10 years of consistent recognition by our clients as a highly-regarded firm with extensive experience in trade matters across a broad range of industry sectors.

Moulis Legal – now open for business in Melbourne

The Directors of Moulis Legal are pleased to announce the opening of our Melbourne office.

More knowledge, more capacity at your newly-corporatised Moulis Legal

The partners of Moulis Legal – Daniel Moulis, Shaun Creighton and Christopher Hewitt – are pleased to announce the transition of the firm to a new corporate structure. From 1 October 2016, our business will operate as an incorporated legal practice.

Moulis Legal announces appointment of new partner

Moulis Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun Creighton as a partner in the firm.

And the winner of the Moulis Legal Award for Diversity is… Mirvac Group

Moulis Legal Chief Executive Suzanne Moulis (above, left) presented the inaugural Moulis Legal Award for Diversity to real estate development group Mirvac at the Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards night on Friday 4 June.

Daniel Moulis recognised as one of Australia’s best lawyers

Moulis Legal Principal Partner Daniel Moulis has again been listed by Best Lawyers in the practice areas of customs and excise law and trade law.

Alistair Bridges recognised as one of Australia’s outstanding young lawyers

Moulis Legal senior lawyer Alistair Bridges has been named as an “Associate to Watch” in International Trade / WTO law by premier client-ranking agency Chambers & Partners in its 2016 Asia Pacific research.

Daniel Moulis recognised as one of the world’s 20 most highly regarded trade lawyers

Premier peer-ranking agency Who’s Who Legal has released its 2015 list, ranking partner Daniel Moulis as one of the world’s 20 most highly regarded trade lawyers, and in the top five outside Brussels, Geneva and Washington DC.

Moulis Legal celebrates 10 years

On Thursday 29 October, Moulis Legal gathered at the Hotel Kurrajong in Canberra with valued clients, friends and colleagues to celebrate a decade of confidence and success.

Moulis Legal “diversifies” into property awards

Moulis Legal gets the importance of diversity in business and is proud to be part of the Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards by offering the Moulis Legal Award for Diversity.

Moulis Legal announces new partner

Moulis Legal announced today that it has named Christopher Hewitt as a partner within the firm.

Moulis Legal against racism

Moulis Legal is proud to have been the major sponsor of UN Youth Australia’s 2015 Conference, Rising Against Racism, held in Canberra on 21 and 22 March. The conference brought together high school students from across Canberra and surrounding regions to engage, debate and discuss racism and its effects on individuals and the wider community.

Chambers Asia Pacific ranks Moulis Legal in its Top 30 Australian Firms

Moulis Legal has today been ranked as one of the top 20 law firms in Australia by the prestigious Chambers Asia Pacific publication.

The strength in flexibility

A flexible workplace is so full of potential. It is a place where people are kicking all sorts of goals. They are happy, productive, ambitious and energised. They are full of ideas and full of enthusiasm, because they are both fuelled and supported by an easier engagement in life, in family and community. A flexible workplace is a stronger workplace.

The heart of diversity is at home

We agree that diversity in the workplace is desirable from ethical and economic standpoints. Achieving it, however, is not as simple as treating everyone exactly the same.

Diversity is not about being equal

Many diversity strategies have been founded in the belief that everyone should be equal, but is that the right approach? I recently saw this graphic on LinkedIn. Great game, great crowd but that’s not the story here. It’s a “spot the difference” between the spectators in the foreground of the two images and their view of the game.

So PC …

We know that when women, people of colour and different physical abilities are part of a business, those businesses do better. A recent report from BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research revealed that women’s equality in the workforce could increase global GDP by 31 per cent (US$28 trillion) by 2025. While a report published in Harvard Business Review revealed that leaders who give “diverse voices equal airtime are nearly twice as likely as others to unleash value-driving insights, and employees in a ‘speak up’ culture are 3.5 times as likely to contribute their full innovative potential”. So why do we still see so many people struggling to talk about people from different backgrounds or people with different social alliances or physical traits in a way that is fair and respectful?

Tolerance for stress is a diversity issue

Stress is a normal part of life. But there is a fine line between where stress is part of a healthy lifestyle and when it is dangerous for the individual and the organisation they work for. While many are aware of stress, it is not like having a broken arm. It is a silent pain that can be easily overlooked by the individual and the organisation.

Moulis Legal supports diversity in property

The Property Council of Australia held its Innovation and Excellence Awards 2018 gala dinner on Friday, May 11. Moulis Legal was proud to present the award for Moulis Legal Award for Diversity > 250 Employees.

Merit is about sameness, not diversity

Many organisations proudly say that they use merit to select and promote employees as if it solves the issue of diversity. Merit assumes that there has been no bias – the best person wins. But if an organisation is operating within the same construct and environment that has allowed bias or discrimination to evolve and even prosper, then how can merit overcome diversity? In fact, merit just encourages more of the same.

Part-time lawyers are serious business

Lawyers have traditionally worked long and hard, driven by billable hours and client demands. In this day and age, when many firms espouse flexible work policies, why are many lawyers still not being taken seriously when they choose to work part-time?

Can Aspergers make you a better lawyer?

This week, Moulis Legal's Chief Executive Suzanne Moulis spoke to Sabina Coles, about what it is like to be a lawyer who has Aspergers, an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Flexible work = no promotion?

Many workplaces publicise that they have flexible work policies, leveraging it when recruiting new hires, but there is a lot more that needs to be done in practice to bring these policies to life.