Tax Inversions Win When Government Lawyers Join Private Firms
(Bloomberg) Hal Hicks cleared his throat and addressed a roomful of peers in a midtown Manhattan auditorium. The topic: the tax-avoidance technique called inversion, in which a U.S. company claims a foreign legal address. Waving his hands back and forth as if tracing a pendulumÂs swing, Hicks explained how four government attacks over three decades had failed to stop the practice. ÂThereÂs been lots of law thrown at these transactions,Â he said at the January session. Hicks ought to know.