Dr Regis Yann Simo is a currently a Senior Researcher at Mandela Institute, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand. 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). 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.
He obtained his LLB from the University of Buea (Cameroon), MSc in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance from the International University College of Turin (Italy), LLM from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), and his PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University (Italy).