Lorand Bartels

Reader in International Law and Fellow, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Dr Lorand Bartels is Reader in 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. Before joining Cambridge, Dr Bartels was Lecturer in International Economic Law at the University of Edinburgh. He has taught at other universities in Europe and Australia and in specialised programs, including the EUI's Academy of European Law, the University of Barcelona's IELPO program, and the World Trade Institute's MILE program. He spent 2007 at the Max Planck Institute for International Law in Heidelberg as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and an AHRC Research Fellow.
Dr Bartels is an elected member of the ILA's International Trade Law Committee and the Executive Council of the Society of International Economic Law, and a member of the Management Committee of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge. He is a general editor of the books series Cambridge International Trade and Economic Law (CUP), and an editorial board member of several journals, including the Journal of International Economic Law and the Journal of World Trade.
Aside from his academic publications, Dr Bartels has written a number of studies for international organizations, including a review of the functioning of the SADC Tribunal for the SADC Ministers of Justice, and reports on the EU's trade, human rights and fisheries policies for the European Parliament. Since 2007 he has been involved in the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations, and he was recently an expert advisor to the EU's Economic and Social Committee on the forthcoming EU-India free trade agreement. Dr Bartels is a standing member of the advisory panel of the UK Department for International Development's Trade Advocacy Fund for developing countries.
Dr Bartels holds degrees in English literature and law and is qualified to practise law in Australia.

Opinion

26 September 2016
This two-part blog post argues that the UK has independent rights and obligations as a WTO member, including those relating to the GATT 1994 and GATS concessions and commitments set out in the schedules that it shares with the EU and the other EU member states. It is difficult to identify the UK’s...
26 September 2016
Part I of this blog post argued that the UK currently has independent WTO obligations to comply with concessions and commitments set out in schedules that were annexed to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) “for” the UK either by...

Bridges news

1 May 2012
In this article, Lorand Bartels offers an analysis of the trade law implications of the inclusion of aviation under EU’s emissions trading scheme. The author finds that, with one exception, all aspects of the EU’s scheme can be justified on environmental grounds. On 1 January 2012 the EU emissions...
20 June 2011
Le système de préférences généralisées (SPG), au titre duquel les pays développés accordent des préférences tarifaires aux pays en voie de développement, constitue un élément essentiel du système commercial mondial.(1) Les régimes de SPG souffrent néanmoins d'un défaut majeur : Ils n'offrent dans...
14 June 2011
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), under which developed countries grant tariff preferences to developing countries, is a key component of the world trading system.1 However, GSP programs suffer from a significant defect: they universally lack security and predictability at the...
1 April 2008
Dès fin 2007, 20 pays d’Afrique et du Pacifique avaient paraphé, avec l’UE, des Accords de partenariat economique (APE) visant le commerce des marchandises. Quinze États caribéens ont paraphé un ‘APE complet’, couvrant des domaines allant au-delà du commerce des marchandises.2 Quel est le statut...
1 April 2008
By the end of 2007, 20 countries in Africa and the Pacific had initialled interim Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU, covering trade in goods.2 Fifteen Caribbean states initialled a ‘full EPA’, covering areas beyond trade in goods. What is the legal status of these initialled...