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Jeremy Marriage, the Linklaters lawyer advising SmithKline Beecham, said the collapse of his client's merger talks with Glaxo Wellcome last week came 'as a bit of a shock'. SmithKline is understood to have broken off the talks because it could not get some of the people it wanted in management. Speculation mounted last week that Glaxo would mount a hostile bid for its rival. Slaughters May partner Glen James, advising Glaxo, said he 'had no instructions to talk to the press'. Marriage said a lot of legal work had been done to ensure the deal would get regulatory approval.