Simone is Senior Lecturer in International Trade Law, at the University of Edinburgh. She trained and practiced law in Germany before moving to the UK. She brings her understanding of the civil and common law systems to her work and her research interest which focuses on international transport law (goods and passengers) and the law related to freight forwarding.

She has widely published in this area and recently co-edited with Professor R. Thomas the book Current Issues in Freight Forwarding: law and logistics (Lawtext, 2017) and, with Paul Bugden, is co-author of Goods in Transit (4th ed., Sweet and Maxwell, 2018).

She teaches and supervises more broadly in international commercial law, private international law and international commercial arbitration and qualified as CEDR accredited mediator.