James Lockett
Senior Vice President, Huawei Technologies

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James has over thirty years’ experience in international trade and investment law and policy. He has lived and worked in Europe, North America and Asia, has assisted clients in Asia since 1985, and has lived in Asia since 2005. He worked from 1983 to 1997 in Brussels, Belgium where he finished as a partner in a Wall Street law firm. From 1998 to 2005, he was based in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a senior lawyer in the U.S. Department of Commerce on international trade law matters. He then moved to Jakarta, Indonesia for several years advising and training the Indonesian Ministry of Trade on WTO, ASEAN and other trade and investment issues, under USAID auspices, including assisting them to draft and implement their 2007 Investment Law. In 2008, he joined the Hanoi, Vietnam office of Baker & McKenzie, co-leading the firm’s trade and customs practice in Asia-Pacific and its infrastructure investment practice. In 2011, he led the USAID ASEAN-U.S. Technical Assistance and Training Facility, working at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, which included work on the implementation of the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) as well as work on regional investments in telecommunications. In 2013, he moved to Shenzhen, China to take his present position with Huawei covering global trade and investment issues.

James recently was appointed to the World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Trade and Investment. He is listed in the International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers. James was educated in both the U.S. and the UK. He is a Visiting Lecturer in two Masters in trade law programs in conjunction with the World Trade Institute. He has been a conference speaker at legal and professional conferences since the mid-1980s, presenting over 200 speeches in over 30 countries.

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