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
Experience highlights include advising:
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.
Bord Gais Eireann on the EUR1.3bn privatisation of its energy business to a consortium of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, Centrica Plc and Ikon Infrastructure Partners.
Iberdrola on its EUR17bn takeover of Scottish Power by way of scheme arrangement.
Mitchells & Butlers on its GBP1.7bn unsolicited approach from the R20 Group.
Royal Dutch Shell on:
the USD1bn disposal of its African retail network (including retail stations, commercial fuels, LPG, lubricants and marine businesses in 18 African countries).
the EUR4.4bn disposal of its interest in its polyolefins division Basell to Access Industries.
Murco Limited on the disposal of its UK retail petrol station network to Patron Capital and the sale of its Milford Haven Refinery to Klesch Refining Limited.
The Macquarie led consortium on its GBP8bn acquisition of Thames Water.
The JP Morgan Consortium on its GBP4.195bn acquisition of Southern Water.
Imperial Brands on the EUR530m acquisition of the Davidoff Brands.
De Beers on its USD17.7bn take private by the DBI Consortium.
Aber Resources on its acquisition of Harry Winston Inc.
Dana Petroleum Plc on its unsolicited GBP1.87bn takeover by KNOC.
Severstal on its proposed EUR40bn merger with Arcelor.
Vale SA on the USD4.9bn sale of its bauxite, alumina and aluminium mining and smelting assets to Norsk Hydro.
Citadel Capital on its USD750m acquisition of The Egyptian Fertiliser Company.
The Zambian Government on the 10 disposals which implemented the privatisation of the Zambian copper mining industry.
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LLB, University of London, 1995
LPC, BPP Law School, 1996
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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
According to one client 'you get candid, quick advice and he has a very commercial mind'
Chambers UK 2017