Moran, Sacha

Senior General Counsel

Energy, Environment and Regulation

Sacha has over 20 years of experience and practises in resources and energy law, environmental law, constitutional law, statutory interpretation and legislative development. He has particular expertise in the establishment and operation of multi-jurisdictional legislative schemes and in the law governing the offshore waters within Australia’s jurisdiction.

His principal clients include the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment; the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; and the Treasury.

Sacha leads the Energy, Environment and Regulation team in AGS’s Office of General Counsel. Previously, he was General Counsel at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (2017–2018), and chief legal adviser to the Treasury (2011–2013).

Areas of law

Property and environment

  • Environment
  • Knowledge of key environmental legislation, including the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Legislative development