Dr Lorand Bartels

Lorand Bartels

Senior Counsel, London


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of New South Wales


Dr Lorand Bartels is a Reader in International Law in the Faculty of Law and a Fellow of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches WTO law, public international law and EU law. He is a recognised authority in trade law and in 2016-17 was appointed Specialist Advisor to the UK House of Commons International Trade Committee. He is on the editorial boards of the main academic journals in this field, and is a General Editor of the Cambridge International Trade and Economic Law monographs series.

In addition to his academic work, Dr Bartels has extensive practical experience trade law and public international law. He was engaged as principal legal advisor to the South African Government in relation to its EU FTA negotiations, has regularly advised advises the European Parliament, the Commonwealth Secretariat and developing countries on international law and trade law issues, and for many years trained officials at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in WTO law. He was also commissioned by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to conduct a review into the functioning of the SADC Tribunal, which led to a new Protocol to the Treaty. 

  • 2002 - Doctorate in Law (PhD) (European University Institute)
  • 1996 - Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (UNSW)
  • 1996 - Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons I) in English literature (UNSW)

English, German