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 City of London lawyer, as a researcher and campaigner for non governmental organisations, and has worked as a teaching fellow at master level at Queen Mary University of London. She has a specialism in international and European Union environmental law, with a particular focus on the conservation and management of wild marine fisheries, the operational patterns and human security impacts of IUU fishing, and the global and regional institutional governance of the oceans. Mercedes is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Hull, where she is conducting research on IUU fishing as a mechanism of flag State accountability, with a particular focus on European Council Regulation 1005/2008 (the IUU Regulation). Her full professional and academic profile and list of publications are available here.

Our consultant Eva R. van der Marel LLB(Hons) Ma LLM has accumulated over six years of legal research work in international and European Union environmental law, the law of the sea, WTO law, and in particular the regulation of international fisheries. In recent years, her research has looked at market measures for sustainable fishing, with a focus on the EU IUU Regulation. Eva has also taught various law of the sea and environmental law courses at master level, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS) in Tromsø, Norway. Click here for her professional and academic profile, and a list of publications.