Simon Lacey

Simon Lacey is currently Vice-President at Huawei Technologies Shenzhen China, working in the company’s Global Government Affairs division on issues of Trade Facilitation and Market Access. He is the lead author of a company white paper entitled Trade Rules for the Digital Economy. Prior to joining Huawei Simon (a native of Sydney Australia) obtained a first degree in law at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland (in German and French), before going on to obtain an LLM at Georgetown University Law Center in the United States. Simon has worked in over 30 countries providing advice to stakeholders in both the public and private sectors on international trade and investment rules. He has served on different country delegations to the WTO. Simon previously spent several years embedded in the Indonesian Ministry of Trade advising on such issues as regional economic integration and WTO dispute settlement. Simon’s professional areas of responsibility include the digital economy, non-tariff barriers, trade in services and investment. Recently he has served as part of a group of experts to the United Nations Committee on Trade and Development in the context of drafting the 2017 World Investment Report and continues to publish and speak publicly on various aspects of international trade and investment liberalization.