Our Team

Raymond Barrett

Managing Editor, Global

As Managing Editor, Raymond oversees PaRR’s global editorial operations and manages a team of regional editors and reporters in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Currently based in Hong Kong, he was previously PaRR’s Washington Bureau Chief. Raymond uses his extensive international experience to bring a unique perspective to global regulatory risk challenges. Previously, Raymond was a reporter in Washington and the Middle East for Ireland’s Sunday Business Post where he wrote extensively on a broad array of geo-political and economic issues. He has also written for the New York Times, the Guardian, Haaretz, and Foreign Policy. Raymond is the author of Dubai Dreams: Inside the Kingdom of Bling.

John Brokos

Head of Research, Asia-Pacific, PaRR Asia

John comes to PaRR with over 10 years of experience as an equity and credit analyst, developing complex databases and managing global teams of analysts for dealReporter and Debtwire, products of Acuris. He has superior knowledge of competition law around the world, and has played a crucial role in the building of an unmatchable M&A regulatory database in Asia, EU and North America over the last decade. John joined dealReporter’s parent company, Mergermarket, in June 2001 as an M&A researcher before moving across to assist in building the analytical side of the dealReporter product. He is currently Head of Research for both of Acuris’s hedge fund products, dealReporter and Debtwire. He is also instrumental in the research and development process for new hedge fund-specific analytical content. Most recently he supervised the launch of “Dividend Outlook” in Europe and Australia, launched Post-Deal databases globally and worked on a build-out of various data sets for Debtwire Analytics.

Luuk de Klein

Court Reporter/Analyst, Parr Europe

Luuk works in our Brussels office as an Analyst and Court Reporter. Prior to joining PaRR, Luuk worked as at a public affairs consultancy in Brussels where he covered digital issues. He previously had a stint at firm specialised in competition economics in Germany.  Languages: Dutch (mother tongue), English, German, French, Italian and Portuguese.
 

Jeremy Fleming-Jones

Editor and Brussels Bureau Chief, EMEA, PaRR Europe

With a decade of experience covering Brussels legal and political scene, Jeremy is a journalist with roots working as a solicitor in the City of London. Jeremy returned to legal sector journalism at PaRR from EurActiv, where he covered finance, trade and tech regulatory issues at the multilingual on-line news site. After working as a corporate litigator with Travers Smith Braithwaite, Jeremy became City correspondent for the Law Society Gazette. In 2005, he set up European Lawyer magazine’s Brussels bureau, and has covered regulatory and political issues affecting trade and competition freelance for Europolitics, the UK Press Association, Financial Times and Strategic Risk magazine.

Sylwester Gumienny

Senior Relationship Manager and Research Editor

Sylwester is a Senior Relationship Manager and Research Editor who has been with PaRR since 2014. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College. He is currently researching an MA degree, also at King’s College, where he edits the King’s Student Law Review’s Financial and Commercial Law blog. Before joining PaRR, Sylwester spent five years working in digital publishing, including another competition law news service in London.

Jules Johnston

Competition Reporter, PaRR Europe

Jules reports from Brussels where he works mainly on merger control stories.

Before joining PaRR Jules gained experience in communications and journalism in Brussels, working for Politico Europe.

He also has experience of working for the European institutions including for the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission’s culture and health departments.

Jules has a degree in Journalism from Robert Gordon University, in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Craig Kelly

Head of Sales - Europe

As PaRR’s Head of Sales for Europe, Craig applies his detailed knowledge of antitrust to drive sales and manage the sales team.

Previous experience

Before he joined Acuris in 2012, Craig spent several years leading sales teams at many global consultancy and research businesses across EMEA and Australia.

Education

BA (Hons) Business Studies - Illinois State University/Sunderland University
MA International Management – Sunderland University

Kathryn Leger

Senior Legal Affairs Reporter, PaRR Americas

Kathryn reports on complex litigation, including civil class actions and criminal court proceedings for alleged cartel price-fixing and abuse of market dominance cases, from her base at PaRR’s San Francisco office. She also writes about intellectual property and technology and antitrust law along with competition law policy developments and enforcement efforts throughout the Americas. Previously Kathryn was a legal affairs columnist in Canada for the Montreal Gazette, National Post and Canadian Lawyer Magazine, and a business and financial journalist for Financial Post, where she held the position of Montreal Bureau Chief. She also has reported extensively on political and economic developments in Latin America as a foreign correspondent for US, Canadian and European media outlets. Kathryn is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
 

Shangjing Li

Reporter, Asia-Pacific, PaRR Asia

Shangjing Li is a regulatory reporter based in Beijing. She has a deep knowledge of China’s legal market and has strong connections at top-tier law firms and corporations. Prior to joining PaRR, Shangjing worked for Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business where she wrote feature and analysis stories. In this role, she interviewed senior figures at China’s top-tier law firms, state-owned-enterprises, as well as private and multinational companies. She previously worked for the Wall Street Journal and Caixin.

Yuxuan Li

China Analyst, Asia-Pacific, PaRR Asia

Prior to joining PaRR, Yuxuan worked for the World Journal as a journalist and editor, covering China politics and economy, as well as international conflicts.

David Lore

Senior Editor, Asia-Pacific, PaRR Asia

Dave Lore began his career in journalism after a stint in the US merchant marines, serving as an ordinary seaman aboard the USS Osprey in the Indian Ocean. His account of the year-long experience, published as a serial by the Philadelphia City Paper, marked the start of a media career spanning some 30 years. A featured commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition in the early 1990s, Lore subsequently moved to Seoul, South Korea to work for several news outlets and media concerns, including Yonhap and LG AD. Moving the Hong Kong in 1998, he began a decades-long affiliation with Asia Private Equity Review, a journal on alternative asset investment in the Asia-Pac, and began filing periodic “postcards” from China for Radio Free Asia. Lore helped launch two English-language broadsheets in the region – Shanghai Daily and IHT-Joongan Ilbo – and went on to serve as China bureau chief for Interfax Information Services (2009-2014) and digital editor at FinanceAsia prior to joining PaRR in December 2016 as Hong Kong-based senior editor.

Qianwen Lu

Reporter, Asia-Pacific, PaRR Asia

Qianwen Lu is a regulatory reporter based in Beijing. While reporting primarily on mergers and acquisitions, Qianwen also covers areas such as anti-corruption enforcement and cybersecurity. Before joining PaRR in June 2016, she covered culture at the English edition of Global Times. Prior to that, she worked at the China International Publishing Group covering the Chinese economy and economic affairs with Africa.

Francesca Micheletti

Head of EU Merger Control Coverage, PaRR Europe

Francesca heads EU merger control coverage from the Brussels bureau. Since joining PaRR in 2012, she has gained an in-depth understanding of the European Commission's merger review process, as well as building a solid network of contacts.

Francesca joined PaRR with eight years of experience in media and public affairs gained in Brussels and Milan. She holds a Master's degree in Journalism as well as a post-graduate diploma in EU Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe.

Before joining PaRR, she worked for a number of media outlets, PR agencies and the European Commission's press office.

Sonu Mohanty

Content Manager, Asia-Pacific, PaRR Asia

Sonu previously worked on the news desks of several financial publications, such as ET.com and NDTV Profit.com. She is now responsible for coordinating PaRR’s aggregated content across Asia.

Yanita Morris

Editor in Chief, Global Equities

As Editor in Chief of Global Equities, Yanita Morris manages the editorial teams of Mergermarket, dealReporter and PaRR globally. She comes with over 15 years’ experience of working in financial markets, first as a practitioner in credit markets and later as a financial reporter and editor. With that she brings significant knowledge and experience of covering complex financial markets in changing regulatory environment across borders. During her time at Acuris, she has been the driving force behind several significant product launches around the world, including mergermarket Russia & CIS, dealReporter North America, dealReporter Asia Pacific Convertible Bonds, and most recently mergermarket’s ECM platform. Before her appointment to Global Editor in Chief of dealReporter and mergermarket, Yana worked in the London, New York, Hong Kong and Moscow bureaus of Acuris, covering everything from specific sector beats, M&A deals to litigations and complex structured products. Fluent in several languages, Yana previously worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and Dana Commercial (USA) as a credit analyst.

Rachel Mountain

Head of Content, PaRR Europe

Rachel works from the London office, covering updates from competition authorities across Europe. She spent two years reporting from London courts including the Old Bailey, Southwark Crown Court and the High Court where she covered high-profile trials for a specialist court news wire.  She has experience covering competition cases, fraud trials, extradition hearings and tribunals, as well as infamous trials that have hit the national and international media. Rachel is an experienced news editor who worked on magazines in the health sector before joining PaRR in September 2016.
 

Antonia NGuyen

Analyst, Parr Americas

As an Analyst, Antonia provides PaRR with research on antitrust litigation and regulatory  developments in North America. Before joining PaRR, Antonia was a Legal Assistant at a patent law firm, where she worked with prosecution attorneys and researched IP law. Antonia has also worked as a political analyst for a team specializing in East Asia. She is fluent in Vietnamese and has studied German, Japanese and Chinese.

Freny Patel

News Editor, Asia-Pacific, ParRR Asia

Based in our Mumbai office, Freny is highly skilled at reporting on, and analyzing developments in, the Indian and South East Asian markets, identifying how global regulatory changes impact emerging Asian markets. She has an excellent track record in covering M&A antitrust cases in India and South East Asia. Prior to joining PaRR, Freny was Associate Editor for mergermarket in Asia where she covered the South East Asian energy, telecom and financial services sectors, with a particular focus on regulatory and competition issues. Freny has over ten years’ reporting and editing experience, having worked for local newspapers in both India and Hong Kong. She was Chief of Bureau at Observer of Business & Politics in India where she had her own Insurance Regulatory column. Thereafter, she joined Business Standard, the second largest financial daily in India where, in addition to heading the Banking Bureau as an editor, Freny also worked on a number of business supplements, including two in collaboration with the South African Embassy to promote Indo-South African ties.

Joseph Tipograph

Washington DC Bureau Chief, PaRR Americas

As Washington DC Bureau Chief, Joseph leads our US antitrust coverage on mergers, enforcement and litigation.

 

Previous experience:
Joseph has a vast experience practicing antitrust and cyber law for large global firms including Hunton & Williams and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.  He also has clerked for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

As one of the founders for the antitrust publication The Capitol Forum, Joseph also has a strong editorial background. He is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and serves as Vice Chair of the Compliance and Ethics Committee.

 

Education and Professional Memberships:

Emory University JD/MBA

University of Michigan BA Economics

Sam Tobin

London-based Reporter, Parr Europe

Sam covers competition issues affecting the UK and Irish markets, frequently attending court hearings.

Sam joined PaRR from the London-based court reporting agency Central News where he honed his skills reporting on a range of criminal and civil cases.

A keen follower of sports, Sam has written for a range of publications on different sports.

He has a degree in English from the University of York and diploma in journalism.

Simon Van Dorpe

Regulatory Reporter, EMEA, Parr Europe

With a legal background and over six years of journalistic experience, covering business and politics, Simon joined PaRR in July 2016. Simon started his career in 2007 as a Corporate Actions analyst at Settlement Bank Euroclear. In 2009, he became freelance journalist, working for several economic and financial publications, specialized in start-ups and fast growing companies. Simon covered Brussels’ politics for Belga News Agency and wrote multiple longer features for magazines as Trends and Knack. He briefly reported the European parliament for DeHavilland, before taking on the position as a Policy and Regulatory Reporter for PaRR. Simon is fluent in Dutch, English and French and also speaks Spanish and Russian.

Khushita Vasant

Legal Affairs Reporter, EMEA, Parr Europe

Based in our Brussels office, Khushita writes about standard essential patent litigation and regulatory issues in the tech, media and telecom sectors in Europe. Prior to joining PaRR, Khushita was a financial journalist in India, writing about monetary policy, and the volatility in the fixed income and foreign exchange markets for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal from Mumbai. She began her career in 2008 with The Press Trust of India news agency to cover India’s finance and petroleum ministries, and later moved to Mumbai where she tracked corporate developments in the energy sector. Khushita previously worked as a researcher and editor for the Academic Council on the UN System and UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna. She is fluent in English and several Indian languages.

Lisha Zhou

Managing Editor, China, PaRR Asia

In her role as Consulting Editor for PaRR in China, Lisha focuses on cross-border M&A deals and policy and regulatory development in the region, with a focus on state and local regulatory agencies. Lisha joined Acuris in September 2005, as the Bureau Chief of the Shanghai Representative Office. She is a leading authority in cross-border M&A transactions in China and has devoted the last seven years of her career looking at every aspect of M&A deal requiring regulatory approval in the region. As a result, she has developed a strong following among market participants in Asia, Europe and North America. Among the many major stories she has broken was the conditional approval by MOFCOM of Inbev/Anheuser Busch deal in 2008. She was also one of the few reporters who signaled potential problems in the Coca Cola/Huiyuan Juice deal that was consequently blocked by MOFCOM. Lisha has more than 20 years’ journalism experience, including 11 years spent at the Shanghai Securities News (SSN), where she was promoted to Senior Editor, and three years at China Daily.