is CIArb’s Research and Academic Affairs Manager. Mercy is a United States qualified attorney (Texas) and certified mediator with experience as party counsel in commercial business litigation and arbitration. She holds a an LLM with Distinction in comparative and international dispute resolution from Queen Mary University of London, a JD from Southern Methodist University, and an MSc in environmental biology from the University of North Texas. Mercy trained in international commercial arbitration with Al Tamimi and Co. in Dubai, UAE, and was an associate attorney with Blume, Faulkner, and Skeen in Dallas, Texas, before joining the CIArb executive in 2018. Mercy is CIArb’s observer delegate to UNCITRAL Working Groups II and III and co-author of the CIArb Guidance Note on Remote Dispute Resolution Proceedings. She is an assistant editor of the CIArb Journal, the QMUL School of International Arbitration Moot Teams Advisor, and a frequent speaker/lecturer on issues of international arbitration and ADR. Mercy is a US citizen who grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and is now based in London, UK.