Global Law and Business Podcast: Simon Lacey (Australia and China)

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The large-scale shift to telework brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting businesses around the world to explore new avenues to engage with clients and friends. Harris Bricken is no exception, and we are proud to announce our new podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench.

In Episode #14, we discuss a variety of topics with former Huawei executive Simon Lacey, now a senior lecturer in international trade at the University of Adelaide. We cover:

  • Australia’s strategic rethink of its relationship with China.
  • Negative coverage of China in the mainstream media.
  • The good, the bad and the ugly of working at Huawei as a foreigner.
  • A long-term resident’s views on Indonesia.
  • Which countries in Asia have gotten it right? The importance of a healthy sense of paranoia.
  • The proper role of the state in markets.
  • Transitioning from the business world to academia.
  • Reading, listening, and watching recommendations from:

If you have comments on this episode or if you’d like to suggest topics for future episodes, please email globallawbiz@harrisbricken.com.

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We’ll see you next week for another discussion on the global business environment with guest Arlo Kipfer as we discuss the legal and business dimensions of international schools.