About Us

Hilton Lambert is a specialist boutique legal consultancy with a particular focus on the law of international trade within the realm of international economic law. We combine expertise in international law, international economics, and finance in delivering tailor made services for domestic and international clients. Our co-founding directors bring a combined experience of almost half a century in trade, law and business to our clients' disposal.

Our services have a focal point on the needs of the private sector and the ability of corporate entities to add to their bottom line through the judicious and strategic application of international trade regulation as it affects their businesses. We also provide services to governments, trade think tanks and academic institutions. We are uniquely placed through our expertise and experience to cater to the needs of the agricultural and agri-business sectors, and we have an affinity for this sector which remains of critical importance in the African context.

Our approach is to provide specialist trade law solutions for our clients. As such we augment, the functions of in-house counsel and general service law firms with which our clients are engaged. Our senior practitioners include admitted attorneys, and we manage a working association with a commercial and intellectual property law firm which extends our reach into commercial and transactional aspects related to our core business for clients who require this service. Our firm also has a well established network which places us in regular contact with specialist practitioners in other major jurisdictions, including Geneva. As part of our core team we have a senior consultant, formerly with the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), providing leading edge advice on trade remedy matters.

We are a knowledge based service provider and consider it critical to remain in touch with the latest developments in our field. We therefore work with the law faculties of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Pretoria, and the Trade Policy Centre in Africa (trapca). Our professionals are regular contributors to commentaries, presentations and formal papers on trade law matters.