Linklaters appoints Dr Lorand Bartels to international trade law practice

Linklaters has appointed Dr Lorand Bartels as External Senior Counsel within its international trade law practice

Dr Bartels has 20 years’ experience in the field of international trade, both as an academic and practitioner, having advised governments, international organisations and private clients on trade negotiations and WTO law. He is Reader in International Law in the Faculty of Law and a Fellow of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge and has recently been appointed a specialist advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade. He has also acted as an expert consultant on international law and EU law to a number of other countries, NGOs and international organizations.

Dr Bartels appointment is an important addition to the firms specialist global trade law practice and brings a deep understanding of international trade law issues at both a highly technical and practical level. He joins a multicultural and multilingual team, which is able to effectively engage with trade officials to achieve the best commercial outcomes for our clients.

The team is run out of the London office and includes partners Nicole Kar, Charlotte Morgan, Greg Reid, Matthew Weiniger QC and Counsel Professor Jan Wouters. The practice is also strengthened by alliances with top-tier law firms in South Africa (Webber Wentzel), Australia (Allens) and a number of US trade law specialists which provide clients with access to a seamless service across the globe.

Nicole Kar, partner at Linklaters, commented

“Lorand brings with him a deep understanding of the international trade environment, both at an academic and practical level, which is a perfect compliment to the skills and knowledge held within our international trade law practice. This will offer our clients an important and sought after level of clarity and understanding in an increasingly uncertain global environment.”