Simon Lacey

Non-Resident Fellow, Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade

Simon Lacey is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade. He held the position of Vice-President Trade Facilitation and Market Access at Huawei Technologies in Shenzhen, China, where he was responsible for monitoring, managing, and mitigating trade and investment risks.

Simon has worked in over 30 countries, providing training and advice on trade and investment policy to sovereign and private sectors. He spent four years advising the Indonesian Ministry of Trade on issues connected with the country’s membership of ASEAN, the WTO, preferential trade agreements, and bilateral investment treaties.

Simon is a member of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Law’s Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Center. His research and teaching interests encompass trade and investment in the innovation economy, policies for development, and the impact of increased geopolitical tensions and disruptive new technologies on trade and investment policies.

Simon obtained his Bachelor’s in Law (lic. Iur.) from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and an LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC. He is completing a Ph.D. at UNSW Law.