Sam manages MLex’s 20-strong team of reporters, researchers and editors in the EU capital. He coordinates and edits stories covering antitrust, mergers, state aid, data privacy, financial services, trade, energy and Brexit. He joined MLex as an editor in 2017, and previously worked as a reporter covering energy for Bloomberg and the Iran nuclear talks for Reuters. A graduate of Edinburgh University, he began his career as a political risk analyst before moving into journalism.
Poppy has been reporting for MLex since 2008, providing the latest coverage and in-depth analysis on various EU regulation. Since 2012 she has broken stories and given comment on trade defense matters, trade and investment agreements and commercial policy. Previously, she was reporting on energy policy and climate change negotiations.An award-winning reporter, she trained at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, and since then has freelanced for a variety of publications.
Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.