Dominic Morris

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 Shearman, London.

He was an investment banker at Rothschild, London from 2001 to 2004.


Representative matters

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.


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



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


LLB, University of London, 1995

LPC, BPP Law School, 1996

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.