The MLex editorial team continues to expand across Asia, North America and Europe

March 2016


MLex is rapidly expanding its Asia business with a swathe of new hires.

Hong Kong 
Padraic Convery joined MLex as Deputy Managing Editor in Asia. He previously was coordinating editor for PaRR in Asia, where he coordinated their pan-regional freelance network.

Tsering Namgyal joined MLex in Asia as a contributor on Financial Services regulation. Tsering previously worked for DebtWire, a MergerMarket publication covering these issues and has been a contributor to BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Asia Times and The Asian Wall Street Journal.

South Korea
Danbee Lee has joined MLex as a senior correspondent in Seoul, covering antitrust and regulatory issues. Danbee Lee started her career as a financial journalist with MergerMarket before moving to PaRR to cover regulatory issues in South Korea.

Ronald Lubosco who was previously a Seoul-based freelancer for MLex, joined full time last September as a Contributor as we rolled out our Korean service. He focusses primarily on antitrust, mergers and acquisitions and white collar crime. He'll also keep any eye out on financial services and telecoms.

Donghwa Lee joined MLex as a freelance researcher in South Korea, providing backup on antitrust and anti-bribery and compliance issues. Dongwha previously worked for PaRR as a freelance researcher.

Sachiko Sakamaki has joined as a full-time reporter covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption and privacy & cyber security. Sachiko previously worked as a journalist for Bloomberg News and the Washington Post in Japan.

Toko Sekiguchi has joined MLex in Tokyo as a full-time reporter covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption and privacy & cyber security. Toko previously worked as a journalist for Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time magazine.

Takehiko Kumakura joined MLex in Japan as a Contributor focusing primarily on antitrust and mergers and acquisitions, but also writing across our major coverage areas. Takehiko previously worked for Bloomberg News in Japan.

Rest of Asia
Jet Damazo-Santos joined as a Freelance reporter in Jakarta, working across all of our major coverage areas in Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Yang Yue joined MLex in Shanghai as an analyst focussing on merger control and antitrust regulation, with a particular emphasis on the pharmaceutical & healthcare and automotive sectors. Yang Yue previously worked at MergerMarket in China.

Pudji Lestari in Jakarta and Nilaratna Xuto in Bangkok joined MLex as freelance researchers building out our Asian operation.

Anti-Bribery and Compliance

Martin Coyle joined MLex as a senior correspondent based in London on its anti-bribery and compliance news service. Martin is currently Senior Editor, AML/Financial Crime Thomson Reuters Governance Risk and Compliance covering financial crime and regulatory compliance in the financial services sector.

Mark Bocchetti is now the Senior Correspondent for the compliance service focussing on bribery and corruption. He joined the Washington office after 23 years at the US Department of State as a foreign service officer specializing in macroeconomics. He developed anticorruption expertise while leading the US delegation to the OECD Working Group on bribery during his last three years at State. Before joining State, Mark worked as a Newspaper Reporter and Copy Editor, most recently at the Kansas City Star.

Han Shih Toh joined MLex in Hong Kong as anti-bribery and compliance reporter, having previously been a corruption reporter for the South China Morning Post. He was previously also a senior consultant in the Global Risk and Investigation Practice at FTI Consulting.

Phoebe Seers, based in Hong Kong, has joined as a reporter covering regional white collar crime issues. She worked most recently as a lawyer for Harney Westwood & Riegels in Hong Kong, with a focus on white collar issues. After training as a journalist, she began her career as a lawyer with Baker & McKenzie in London.

Ben Lucas joined MLex as a reporter in London on the anti-bribery and compliance service. Ben previously covered politics and environmental issues, including the 2015 election for the Press Association.

Robert Thomason joined MLex as a researcher on anti-bribery and compliance in Washington DC.

United States

Tonia E. Moore has joined MLex as Assistant Editor in the Washington office. She has worked as an Editor at National Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Center for Public Integrity.

Joshua Sisco has joined MLex as a senior correspondent in San Francisco covering antitrust and regulatory issues. He previously worked at PaRR in San Francisco. Prior to that Joshua worked as a Reporter at The Recorder, a legal affairs paper in San Francisco and Associate Editor at DealFlowMedia.

Curtis Eichelberger joined MLex as a merger control reporter in Washington DC. Curtis previously worked at Bloomberg News in Washington.

Liz Crampton has also joined the DC office as MLex as a Reporter / Researcher. She is a 2015 journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina. Liz was also an intern at the Charlotte Observer and most recently the Texas Tribune, where she covered state and local politics for the non-profit publication.


Tom Cooper joins the London office MLex as a London-based Editor from a nonconformist freelance career covering news, sport and travel. His recent posts include Editor of The Parliamentarian and editing UK hockey magazine Push for six years.

Mari Eccles joined MLex in Brussels as a regulatory reporter specialising in antitrust and digital risk. Mari had previously covered these issues for Brussels-based news service Europolitics.

Aicha Marhfour has joined MLex as a junior reporter/researcher in London, providing coverage of Africa and the Middle East. Fluent in Arabic and English, Aicha has previously worked as a freelance contributor for Agence France Presse in Morocco and The Age in Australia.

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