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Chris Davies

Site seer: Chris Davies, Kelkoo

Retail comparison site Kelkoo’s sole in-houser Chris Davies has been instrumental in making the ex-Yahoo! subsidiary a top three player in its own right. Kelkoo is one of the pioneers of the shopping comparison website model. Launched back in 2000, it spent four years as part of internet giant Yahoo! before being sold to a […]

Peter Crowther

Opinion: Reform of cartel legislation lacks specificity

On 16 March the Government issued a consultation paper entitled ’A ­Competition Regime for Growth: A ­Consultation on Options for Reform’. Among the many issues in the paper is the important question of how to amend the criminal cartel regime so that it works. In the eight years since it has been in force the […]

Clock is ticking on Barclays’ panel cull

Barclays kicked off its legal panel review last week, inviting firms to vie for places on what is expected to be a radically reduced list of preferred advisers. At present the bank has more than 50 firms on its roster, one of the largest panels among any of the big banks. As well as its […]


Dechert opens LA office with four-partner Orrick team

Dechert has launched an office in Los Angeles after hiring four partners from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, including former US litigation head Edwin Woodsome. Woodsome, who will be office managing partner, is joined by Orrick LA litigation partners William Oxley, Christopher Ruhland and Andrew Wong. The office, which opens today, will focus on litigation. “The […]

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