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It is easy to use the benefit of hindsight to say a deal was never likely. But Allen & Overy’s ill-fated merger attempt with O’Melveny & Myers really did come close to achieving the near impossible.

Then again, few would have been surprised to see Monday’s news that the deal is off.

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Paul Hodkinson

Paul Hodkinson is the Editor-In-Chief of Law.com International and Legal Week. Before joining the company in late 2018, he was the Deputy Editor and Comment Editor of Financial News, part of Dow Jones. He has also held roles as Acting Editor of Financial News and Editor of Private Equity News and has written for The Wall Street Journal as well as numerous private equity publications in the U.S. It is his second stint at Legal Week, after he worked at the publication between 2002 and 2008. [email protected]

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