Brief Bio

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 international law, WTO law and EU law. He holds degrees in English literature and law from the University of New South Wales (1996) and a PhD in law from the European University Institute (2002). Prior to joining Cambridge in 2007, he was a Lecturer in International Economic Law at the University of Edinburgh (2003-2007), and he has also taught at several other universities, including the IELPO (Barcelona) masters program on trade law, and the EUI’s Academy of European Law. In 2007 Dr Bartels spent a year as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and an AHRC Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

Dr Bartels is a member of the ILA’s study group on free trade agreements and helped to establish the Society of International Economic Law. He is a general editor of the Cambridge International Trade and Economic Law Series (CUP), an associate editor of the Journal of World Trade and an editorial board member of several journals, including the Journal of International Economic Law, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and Legal Issues of Economic Integration.

Beyond his academic work, Dr Bartels has advised on international law and EU law to a number of countries, NGOs, international organizations, and the private sector. Following the Brexit referendum, he joined Linklaters as Senior Counsel, and has since been advising the UK Government and other clients on trade law issues arising out of Brexit. In 2011, he conducted a review of the SADC Tribunal, which has resulted in a new Protocol to the SADC Treaty. In 2016-7 he was a Specialist Advisor to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade, and he has also on numerous occasions appeared before parliamentary select committees in the UK, Belgium, as well as the European Parliament. Dr Bartels also has significant experience in conducting training in trade law for government officials from a range of countries, including the UK, Australia, Vietnam and others.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • World Trade Law (Fall 2008)