Lambert Botha is the Chairman of ‘Hilton Lambert – Practitioners of Trade Law’. He is an international trade practitioner with particular interest and experience in trade in agriculture, intellectual property rights, trade in services, trade remedies, trade dispute settlement and trade aspects of international energy regulation.Prior to practicing trade law in his own name, Lambert worked with the South African Agricultural Processors Association (SAAPA). During his employment with SAAPA he provided trade law and policy advice to South African corporate entities and represented the interest of South African business on various national and international trade forums, including the WTO Doha Ministerial and Mini-ministerial Meetings held in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Lambert continues to service the needs of several agricultural associations and blue chip food companies within his client portfolio. In this capacity he provides services to a number of listed agro-food conglomerates. He is intimately involved in the representation of business interests and is the agro-processing representative at Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the agro-processing representative to the Minister of Agriculture’s trade advisory body, the Agricultural Trade Forum (ATF).Lambert is a graduate of the World Trade Institute, Berne, Switzerland where he obtained his Masters Degree in International Law and Economics (summa cum laude). He obtained a LLM – Degree (International Law) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and a (BA) LLB-degree from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Lambert is a member of the Southern African Energy Association and a member of the World Energy Council’s Task Force on Energy Trade and Investment Rules. He is listed on the roster of WTO dispute settlement panellists.