Our People

Our founding director and principal consultant, Mercedes Rosello LLB(Hons) MA(Res), is a solicitor with a career that spans close to two decades of legal advisory and research work. Mercedes has a background as a reinsurance lawyer in the City of London, and a specialism in international and European Union environmental law, with a particular focus on the conservation and management of wild marine fisheries.

Mercedes has unique expertise in the regulation of distant water fishing vessels, the international duties of flag and coastal States, the global and regional institutional governance of high seas fisheries, and the operational patterns and human security impacts of IUU fishing.

Mercedes is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Hull, and her full professional and academic profile and list of publications are available here.