US president Barack Obama: denounced corporate inversion as “unpatriotic” and referring to companies availing of the practice as “deserters”. Photograph: Saul Loeb/The New York Times

Having ramped up the rhetoric, it appears that the United States will once again fail to deliver. As the OECD is due today to publish its report on Ba(...)

M&A activity in Ireland is at its strongest since 2008 with 42 deals announced during the first half of the year, according to new figures compile(...)

Tim Hortons employees prepare coffee before the company’s annual general meeting in Toronto. Burger King Worldwide is in talks to acquire Tim Hortons. The combined company would be headquartered in Canada, where Tim Hortons is based and taxes are generally lower than in the US. Photograph: Peter Jones/Reuters
Inversion express slow to crawl

President Barack Obama’s full- throated denunciation of overseas mergers that lower US companies’ taxes is throwing cold water on potential deals. On (...)

Burger King is in merger talks with Canadian chain Tim Hortons. If the proposed merger goes ahead the new company would be the world’s third largest fast food chain. According to reports the company plans to be based in Canada to avoid paying US taxes, a so called tax inversion deal. Photograph: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA

Burger King Worldwide is negotiating to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons and relocate its base to the US neighbor, where corporate t(...)

Medtronic reported the strongest quarterly US sales growth for its medical devices in five years. Photograph: Bloomberg

Medtronic chief executive Omar Ishrak has defended his company’s plan to acquire Dublin-based Covidien in a so-called inversion deal, saying the medic(...)

Medtronic, the Minneapolis-based device maker, said in June it will pay about $42.9 billion for Dublin-based Covidien in a tactic partly aimed at freeing $14 billion of overseas cash.

Speculation Medtronic will modify its offer for Covidien as sentiment worsens toward tax inversions is fueling demand for bearish options. Covidien co(...)

The Obama administration along with Democrats and Republicans in Congress have become increasingly alarmed at the number of so-called “corporate inversions”

President Barack Obama’s singling out of Ireland in his attack on US companies relocating their legal addresses for tax purposes overseas has brought (...)

Dublin law firm Matheson  on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. A series of European law firms are aggressively pitching low corporate taxes in their countries to prospective US clients.

A series of European law firms are aggressively pitching low corporate taxes in their countries to prospective US clients, seeking to tap into the tax(...)

Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, said tax inversion deals were latest ‘virus’ in US tax system. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The US Congress must pass legislation to prevent American companies relocating their legal headquarters overseas and stop rewarding countries that pra(...)

Senator Carl Levin:  has a track record of bashing corporate tax dodgers and wants to introduce legislation that limits the number of corporate inversions. Photograph: Reuters

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