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(...)

Mammoth: AbbVie’s $53 billion acquisition of Dublin-headquartered Shire

AbbVie’s mammoth $53 billion acquisition of Dublin-headquartered Shire is, by any metric, the largest tax inversion deal in US financial history. By t(...)

A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

AbbVie defended plans to shift its tax residence to the UK after agreeing to buy Shire for £32 billion and urged US politicians to consider comprehens(...)

Tablets of Shire’s Adderall. Abbvie is paying about £52.48 per share for Shire. Photo: Bloomberg

US drugmaker AbbVie bought Dublin-based Shire on Friday in a $53 billion-pound deal that will allow it to slash its tax bill by relocating to Britain.(...)

The latest proposal is AbbVie’s fifth attempt to lure Shire into a takeover since the courtship began in May. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shire has opened the door to a takeover by US pharmaceuticals rival AbbVie after saying its board would be willing to recommend a £31 billion cash and(...)

Adderall XR, one of Shire’s treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. AbbVie is eager to acquire Irish drug maker Shire, which would allow it to reincorporate in Britain and save millions on taxes, but Shire has yet to approach the negotiating table. Photograph: Elizabeth D. Herman/The New York Times

AbbVie wants a new legal home with a lower tax rate. To make the move, the drugmaker may have to raise its offer for Shire yet again. AbbVie, the Nor(...)

Here’s a question for investors in any big US corporation with foreign operations: do you know what the company’s tax bill would be if it had to bring(...)

Online grocery group Ocado is set to make its first annual profit since being set up by three former Goldman Sachs bankers in 2000.

It’s taken almost a decade and a half but, at last, online grocery group Ocado is set to make its first annual profit since being set up by three form(...)

 AbbVie, in its pursuit of drugmaker Shire, has hired some of the same advisers that Pfizer worked with in its failed push for AstraZeneca. Photo: Bloomberg

AbbVie, in its pursuit of drugmaker Shire, has hired some of the same advisers that Pfizer worked with in its failed push for AstraZeneca. Richard G(...)

Only 12 per cent of respondents to Pfizer Health Index survey  were  against the proposal to provide free GP care to under 6s. The plan has been strongly criticised by family doctors.

Government plans to provide free GP care to all children aged under six enjoy strong public support, a new survey suggests.Almost half the people surv(...)