Alistair is a special counsel at Moulis Legal and a key member of the firm’s international trade practice. Alistair also heads our regulatory practice.
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.
Most recently, Alistair has been recognised by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) in its 2022 Asia Pacific awards as the only Rising Star in International Trade.
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.