Dr Regis Simo is currently a Senior Researcher at Mandela Institute, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Before joining Wits, he was a research and teaching fellow at Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, Milan, Italy. He is also a former Marie Curie Fellow (DISSETTLE) at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dr Simo teaches and writes on international economic law, world trade law, law and development, and African regional integration. His work also explores non-economic concerns such as labour standards, environment, and sustainable development issues. His recent and forthcoming works analyse legal and policy issues emerging from the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
He holds a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University, a Master of Laws in International Trade Law from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), a MSc in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance from the International University College of Turin (Italy); and an LLB from the University of Buea (Cameroon).
Dr Simo has also worked as a consultant on several trade-related technical assistance projects in Africa on issues such as trade in services, trade facilitation, and regional trade agreements. An Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, his scholarship has been published in the Journal of International Economic Law, the Journal of World Investment and Trade, the African Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Italian Yearbook of International Law, the Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, the Manchester Journal of International and Economic Law, the George Washington International Law Review, the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, the Law and Development Review, among others.