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Dr Simone Lamont-Black

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Senior Lecturer in International Trade Law

Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies

Assessorin, Doktor der Rechte (Dr Jur)

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Tuesday 15:30-17:00

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2060


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Dr Simone Lamont-Black is Senior Lecturer in International Trade Law, at the University of Edinburgh. She trained and practiced law in Germany as Rechtsanwältin before moving to the UK. She holds her Doctorate from Augsburg University (summa cum laude). Before joining Edinburgh University in 2010, she lectured at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Research Interests

She currently engages in research in commercial law relating to the food supply chain, in particular contract & trade practices. Of consideration are also boundaries of public procurement with respect to food.

Her research interests further encompass international transport law, whether carriage (of goods or persons) is performed by sea, road, rail or air, or a combination thereof and in the law relating to freight forwarding.

Outputs include “The freight forwarder as carrier: the purpose of house bills of lading” [2024] LMCLQ 72 – 105, (co-edited with Professor D R Thomas) the book 'Current Issues in Freight Forwarding: Law and Logistics' (Lawtext, 2017) and (co-authored with Paul Bugden) several editions of 'Goods in Transit', part of the British Shipping Laws Series (2nd– 4th eds, Sweet and Maxwell, 2010, 2013 and 2018). She is, inter alia, contributor to the leading Scots Law treatise, 'Gloag and Henderson', 'The Law of Scotland' (2022, 2017 and 2012 editions) covering the chapters on “Carriage by Air”, ”Carriage by Land” and “Maritime Law: Carriage by Sea with General Average and Salvage.


Her teaching spans across a range of topics in international commercial law, including international sale of goods and transport law, commercial private international law, international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution methods.

She established the Edinburgh Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team (2010), created the Edinburgh Vis Moot Module and the highly regarded annual Edinburgh Willem Vis Pre-Moot (2011 - 2018).

Visiting Positions

Simone held a number of visiting positions. She was appointed a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Maritime Law, National University of Singapore and a Visiting Fellow at Murdoch University School of Law, Perth, Australia and held positions at the University of Queensland, TC Beirne Law School, Australia; the Institute of International Economic Law, KATTI, University of Helsinki, Finland; the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law, University of Oslo, Norway; the University of Lorraine, Nancy School of Law, France and is an academic visitor to the Library of Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany.