4 Takeaways From The DOJ's Halliburton-Baker Hughes Fight

Law360, New York (April 6, 2016, 6:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's move Wednesday to block the $34.6 billion merger between oil field service giants Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. over antitrust concerns threatens to kill one of the largest energy tie-ups in recent years, at a time when the sector is anticipating a wave of consolidation amid stubbornly low oil prices.

Experts weighed in on what the DOJ's legal challenge may mean for future energy industry deal-making and identified four key takeaways:

Halliburton-Baker Hughes Is the Exception, Not the Rule

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