Simon Lacey

Mr Simon Lacey

Senior Lecturer

Institute of International Trade

Faculty of the Professions


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.

 

 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 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

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Lacey, S. (2020). Reality check: The lack of consensus on new trade rules to govern the digital economy. Journal of World Trade, 54(2), 199-218.
    2012 Lacey, S. (2012). Multilateral Disciplines on Preferential Rules of Origin: How Far are We from Squaring the Circle?. Global Trade and Customs Journal, 7(11-12), 473-492.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2013 Lacey, S., & Sauvé, P. (2013). A Handbook on Negotiating Preferential Trade Agreements: Services Liberalization. Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
    2007 Streatfeild, J., & Lacey, S. (Eds.) (2007). New Reflections on International Trade: Essays on Agriculture, WTO Accession and Systemic Issues (1st ed.). London (UK): Cameron May.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2017 Lacey, S. (2017). The TPP and the digital economy: The agreement's potential as a benchmark for future rule-making. In J. Chaisse, H. Gao, & C. -F. Lo (Eds.), Paradigm Shift in International Economic Law Rule-Making: TPP as a New Model for Trade Agreements? (1st ed., pp. 389-416). Singapore: Springer Nature.
    DOI
    2013 Lacey, S. (2013). Australia. In D. Bienen, G. Brink, & D. Ciuriak (Eds.), Guide to International Anti Dumping Practice (1st ed., pp. 83-128). Alphen aan den Rijn (NL): Wolters Kluwer.
    2013 Lacey, S. (2013). Life after Doha: Some reflections in the run up to the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference on Bali. In Y. Fukunaga, J. Riady, & P. Sauvé (Eds.), The Road to Bali: ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration (pp. 192-219). Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.
    2007 Lacey, S. (2007). The View from the Other Side of the Table: WTO Accession from the Perspective of Members. In J. Streatfeild, & S. Lacey (Eds.), New Reflections on International Trade: Essays on Agriculture, WTO Accession and Systemic Issues (1st ed., pp. 75-98). London (UK): Cameron May.
    2007 Lacey, S. (2007). The View from the Other Side of the Table: WTO Accession from the Perspective of Members. In J. Streatfeild, & S. Lacey (Eds.), New Reflections on International Trade: Essays on Agriculture, WTO Accession and Systemic Issues (1st ed., pp. 75-98). London (UK): Cameron May.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2020 Lacey, S. (2020). Negotiating strategies for LDCs to make the most of Aid for Trade. United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).
    2020 Lacey, S. (2020). Enabling growth in the new economy: Industrial policy choices in a world of disruptive technological change. United Nations Economic and Social Commission on Asia and the Pacific UNESCAP.
    2020 Lacey, S., Lee-Makiyama,, H., & Narayanan, B. (2020). The impact of data localisation on IoT. GSMA.
    2014 Lacey, S., & Draper, P. (2014). Non-Tariff Measures, and the Post-Bali Agenda: Strategies for Small States and Vulnerable Economies. Commonwealth Secretariat.
    2014 Lacey, S., Draper, P., & Ramkolowan, Y. (2014). Mega-Regional Trade Agreements: Implications for ACP Countries. European Center for International Political Economy (ECIPE).
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2015 Lacey, S., Limenta, M., & Chandra, S. (2015). Aid for Trade in Lowering Trade Costs: Overcoming Infrastructure and Institutional Constraints in Indonesia. University Pelita Harapan Center for International Trade and Investment (CITI).
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130416
  • Email: simon.lacey@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 5
  • Org Unit: Institute for International Trade

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