Maegen Morrison

Maegen Morrison


Maegen is a senior corporate finance partner and advises listed companies, large private companies, financial advisers and financial sponsors on public and private M&A, equity capital market transactions, shareholder activism and corporate governance.

Maegen provides strategic advice to listed and private companies on public and private M&A in the UK and cross-border, joint ventures, demergers and restructurings as well as both primary and secondary capital raisings. She has a particular focus on financial institutions, both on their advisory and own account transactions. In 2021, 2022 and 2023, Maegen was named among IFLR1000’s Women Leaders.


Representative matters

Paysafe on its £3 billion takeover by CVC and Blackstone. 

Electra Private Equity plc and Hostmore plc on the demerger of Hostmore and its admission to trading on the premium listing segment of the Main Market.

Liberty Global on its £1.2 billion investment into Vodafone.

Optimal Payments on its transformational €1.1 billion acquisition of Skrill and associated £450 million rights issue, which won 2015 AIM deal of the year.

Pro bono

Supporting Maternity Action, the UK’s leading charity committed to promoting, protecting and enhancing the rights of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families to employment, social security and health care.

Supporting Working Families which provides free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work.

Advising Afya Inc on a partnership through a merger and joint venture, or through acquisition. 

Supporting Elimu which connects young people with role models, through entrepreneurship and employability initiatives. 

Published Work

  • Morrison. M, Withers. N (2024) “Public M&A: Trends and Highlights 2023”, Thomson Reuters Practical Law
  • Morrison. M, Burrows. S, Withers. N (2023) “Public M&A: Trends and Highlights 2022”, Thomson Reuters Practical Law
  • Morrison. M, Szaja. P, Scargill. M (2023) “Initial Public Offerings Law and Regulations 2023”, Global Legal Insights
  • Morrison. M, Szaja. P, Scargill. M (2022) “Initial Public Offerings Law and Regulations 2022”, Global Legal Insights

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Advisory Board, Women in Law Empowerment Forum


  • Ranked in ‘Women Leaders’ by IFLR1000 in 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • Ranked as ‘Highly Regarded’ by IFLR1000, 2023



Victoria, Australia, 1999
New South Wales, Australia, 2001 
England & Wales, 2004


Bachelor of Commerce, University of Adelaide, 1994
Bachelor of Commerce with honors, University of Adelaide, 1995
L.L. B. with honors, Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide, 1997
Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, Securities Institute of Australia, 2002


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.