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Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Lorand BartelsThe Faculty warmly welcomes the news that Professor Lorand Bartels, Professor of International Law at the Faculty, and a Fellow of Trinity Hall has been awarded an MBE for Services to UK Trade Policy in the New Year's Honours List.

Professor Bartels, who was appointed Chair of the UK’s Trade and Agriculture Commission in October, said:

"It is a great honour for a trade lawyer to be recognised in this way. It has been a privilege to be able to work with the government over the last few years as it has developed its newly independent trade policies, and it has been immensely satisfying to be able to put my academic work into practice. I hope that this award inspires others to become involved in what is truly a fascinating and important area of international law.”

Professor Bartels practices in trade law as counsel at Freshfields, and has advised on WTO and FTA law, as well on general international law and EU law for a number of countries, NGOs, international organizations, and the private sector. He has appeared on numerous occasions before parliamentary select committees in the UK, Belgium, as well as the European Parliament, and has significant experience in conducting training in trade law for government officials from a range of countries, such as the UK, Australia, Vietnam and others.

Other members of the University recognised include Dr Robert Bud, Professor Pauline Rose, Emeritus Professor James Diggle, and Lynne McClure. For more on the awards see the University of Cambridge news pages.