Simon Schropp advises companies, trade associations, and governments on issues relating to international economic policy, international trade and investment disputes, regulatory issues, and competition and antitrust matters. He supports clients by applying economic concepts, principles, models, and methods to applicable legal concepts. As Managing Economist, he oversees the work of Sidley’s in-house economists and manages the Economic Analysis team. In this role, Mr Schropp has gathered extensive experience in an array of disciplines, as well as in a variety of business sectors, including aviation, e-commerce, science and technology, industrial and consumer goods, mining and natural resources, energy and transportation, food and agriculture, and financial services.
Mr Schropp supports Sidley’s clients and lawyers in a variety of fora, including before WTO panels and the Appellate Body, domestic courts, arbitral tribunals, and domestic regulatory agencies.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr Schropp worked for the WTO Secretariat as one of the principal authors of the "World Trade Report 2007", the WTO’s flagship annual publication. Between 2005 and 2008, he worked as a researcher in a Government-sponsored project, led by researchers from the University of Zurich.
Mr Schropp holds two Ph.D.s, one in International Economics from University St. Gallen (HSG), and one in International Studies from the Graduate Institute, Geneva. He has also earned master’s degrees in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and in business administration from University St. Gallen.