Simon Lacey

Mr Simon Lacey

Senior Lecturer

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Simon Lacey is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade. Prior to joining the Institute, Simon 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 the biggest trade and investment risks facing the company across a dozen of its most important markets internationally.

Before joining Huawei, Simon worked in over 30 countries providing training and advice in the areas of trade and investment policy to both sovereigns and the private sector. It was in this capacity that Simon spent four years advising the Indonesian Ministry of Trade on a broad range of issues in connection with the country’s membership of ASEAN, the WTO, as well as a number of preferential trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties.

His research and teaching interests encompass trade and investment in the innovation economy, trade and investment 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 laws (lic. Iur.) from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland (in German and French), and an LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC. He is currently completing a PhD at UNSW Law.




  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2019 Vice-president Trade Facilitation and Market Access Huawei Technologies
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Indonesian Can read, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2021 University of New South Wales Australia PhD
    2011 - 2012 Georgetown University Law Center United States LL.M.
    1992 - 1998 University of Fribourg Switzerland Lizentiate der Rechte (Bachelor's of Law)
  • Research Interests

  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130416
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 5
  • Org Unit: Institute for International Trade

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