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A pedestrian walks past Pfizer Inc. headquarters in New York, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Pfizer-Allergan Merger Redo Seen Unlikely as Tax Rule Rejected

Pfizer-Allergan Merger Redo Seen Unlikely as Tax Rule Rejected

By Lynnley Browning, Bloomberg News A federal judge last week overturned a tax regulation that stopped the planned $160 billion merger between Pfizer Inc. and Ireland-based Allergan Plc last year– but the ruling doesn’t necessarily mean the deal would be revived, experts said. The proposed merger drew nationwide outcry over the prospect that it would

A pedestrian walks past Pfizer Inc. headquarters in New York, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Five Facts: Pfizer’s and Allergan’s Top Lawyers

On Wednesday, the $160 billion merger between pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Allergan was called off in response to new U.S. Treasury Department regulations aimed at preventing so-called inversion deals — which allow U.S. companies to move their bases overseas in search of more favorable tax environments. The combination would have been a record size for pharmaceutical companies, and was also

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Why This Star Litigator Left Big Law: The Draw of the Boutique

Photo by Neil Kremer (Creative Commons/Flickr) When a team of 30 lawyers decamped the litigation powerhouse Irell & Manella in early January, plenty of heads turned in the Big Law Community because of the prominence of the departing lawyers and the questions it left about what would come of the 74-year-old California firm. Rumors, particularly

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