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Dominic Morris



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Dominic Morris



Dominic has experience in a wide range of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, public takeover bids (both hostile and recommended), auctions, privatisations, joint ventures and complex commercial agreements.

Dominic is the Head of M&A/Corporate at A&O, London. He was an investment banker at Rothschild, London from 2001 to 2004.

“He is very commercial, excellent at drafting and really knows his stuff”. Chambers 2013

“Clients describe him as ‘a strong and distinctive negotiator”. Chambers UK 2015

“Commentators consider him to be ‘very strong on M&A work”. Chambers UK 2016

"According to one client 'you get candid, quick advice and he has a very commercial mind'" Chambers UK 2017

"Dominic Morris has been a terrific asset to us. As the leader of our deal team, he has provided valuable insight on market practices and put together a team of subject-matter experts who have really added value to our transaction. He is mindful of business objectives and deadlines and works tirelessly to make sure that we are satisfied." Legal 500 UK 2022

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


LLB, University of London, 1995

LPC, BPP Law School, 1996

Other noteworthy experience


  • Brookfield Business Partners on its USD5bn acquisition of Group Modulaire from TDR Capital.

  • Imperial Brands on its acquisition of the e-vapour and nicotine products business, Nerudia Limited.

  • Dover Corporation on its acquisition of Quantex Arc Limited and Em-tec GMBH.

  • Imperial Brands on its investment in Auxly Cannabis Corporation.

  • Schlumberger on its USD3bn acquisition of the Eurasian Drilling Company.

  • The Gym Group on its Initial Public Offering.

  • Exolum Group on its acquisition of the European business of Inter Terminals Ltd.

  • NDS Group on its USD3.6bn take private by Permira and News Corporation.

  • Dragon Oil Plc on its GBP4bn takeover by Emirates National Oil Company.

  • Fortune Brands Inc on the acquisitions of Perrin & Rowe Limited.