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The breakup of merger talks between O’Melveny & Myers and Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy came as a surprise to some partners of the U.S. firm who were confident in the last several weeks that the merger would occur, sources told ALM.

American Lawyer affiliate Legal Week reported Monday that the two firms had finally called an end to their talks almost 18 months after they became public.

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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