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Simon Lacey

  • PhD Student
  • Universiteit Leiden Statistical Physics of Biological Matter Group
  • 7PublicationsNumber of items in Simon's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 2Followers


Simon Lacey, originally of Sydney Australia, read law at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and graduated with a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree in law and European law. After graduating, Mr. Lacey worked at a large commercial law firm in Zurich, before joining the World Trade Institute in Berne, where he held various positions, including Director of Studies and Director of Training Programs. In 2006, Mr. Lacey moved to Asia, taking up a position as visiting researcher at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. After becoming increasingly involved in different consulting assignments in the region for various donor organizations, he opted to move to Jakarta in 2007, in order to take up a position as legal advisor in the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, where he stayed until the end of 2008. In January 2009 Simon moved to Cape Town South Africa to join the then newly formed practice of Trade Law Chambers, as Senior Trade Advisor (legal). In November of 2009, he moved to China to Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province. In September 2010 Simon moved again, this time to the United States (Sacramento, CA).

Recent publications

  • WTO Accession from the Perspective of Members: The view from the other side of the table

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  • Syria at the Crossroads

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Professional experience

PhD Student

Leiden University

September 2007 - Present

Senior Trade Advisor (legal)

Trade Law Chambers

September 2008 - May 2010(2 years)

Visiting Lecturer

Stellenbosch University

July 2009 - November 2009(4 months)

Visiting researcher

Institute of Policy Studies/Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

October 2006 - September 2007(a year)

Director of Studies / Director of Training Programs

World Trade Institute (WTI)

June 2000 - June 2006(6 years)

Trainee associate

Bär & Karrer Attorneys at Law

May 1998 - June 1999(a year)


PhD in international economic law

Leiden University

September 2007 - Present

Lic Iur

Université de Fribourg Suisse

April 1992 - March 1998(6 years)

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