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.
Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.
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.