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Written by:
Paul Holland
01 Feb 2023

At the turn of the year, Trinity Hall Fellow Professor Lorand Bartels was appointed as one of the UK’s arbitrators for disputes under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

This is the primary agreement governing the UK’s trade relations with the EU and was concluded at the end of 2020.

And visiting Fellow and Goodhart incumbent at the Faculty of Law, Professor Campbell McLachlan was also appointed by both the EU and the UK as one of the Chairpersons of the arbitration tribunal.

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement concluded between the UK and the EU sets out preferential arrangements in areas such as trade in goods and in services, digital trade, intellectual property, public procurement, aviation and road transport, energy, fisheries, social security coordination, law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, thematic cooperation and participation in Union programmes. It is underpinned by provisions ensuring a level playing field and respect for fundamental rights.

Professor Bartels said: “I am honoured to have been nominated by the UK, and approved also by the EU, to serve as an arbitrator under the TCA.

“This is a key agreement for both parties, and it is fundamental to their relationship that any disputes that might arise, and that cannot otherwise be resolved, can be settled fairly and promptly by formal arbitration.”

For more information please refer to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office press release.