Dominic Ross

Partner, London

Biography

Overview

Dominic is a partner in White & Case's M&A and Corporate Practice based in the London office.

Dominic regularly advises both corporate clients, financial sponsors and investment banks on a wide variety of M&A, Takeover Code and Listing Rule transactions and equity capital raisings, as well as corporate governance matters.

Dominic has a particular focus on large, complex, cross border M&A transactions involving UK public companies, and is recommended by the Legal500 for M&A – upper mid-market and premium deals. Dominic also has sector expertise in the healthcare, gaming and consumer and retail industries.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
Nottingham Law School
LLB (Hons)
Law
University of Exeter
Languages
English

Experience

M&A

  • Advising Strategic Value Partners on it successful €750 million takeover of Polish public company Pfleiderer Group S.A.
  • Advising Avon Rubber p.l.c. on its Listing Rule class 2 acquisition of 3M's US ballistic protection business
  • Advising Takeda on its agreement to sell a portfolio of OTC and prescription pharmaceutical assets in the NEMEA region to Acino for a total value in excess of US$200 million
  • Advising Takeda on its agreement to sell a portfolio of OTC and prescription pharmaceutical assets in the Russia/CIS region to Stada for a total value of US$660 million
  • Advising Wm Morrison Supermarkets on a wide range of matters, including the entry into its new long term agreement with Amazon and recent amendments to its long term arrangements with Ocado
  • Advising Berendsen plc on its £2 billion takeover by Elis SA, with the consideration comprising a mixture of cash and shares* 
  • Advising Cape plc on its £300 million takeover by Altrad*
  • Advising Vectura Group plc on its £440 million merger with SkyePharma plc*
  • Advising Gala Coral on its £2.3 billion merger with Ladbrokes, structured by way of reverse takeover*
  • Advising Xchanging plc on its competitive takeover process, involving Capita, Apollo, CSC, and Ebix, and which resulted in CSC acquiring Xchanging for £480 million*
  • Representing various clients before the Takeover Panel's Hearings Committee and Appeal Board 

 

ECM and Listing Rule Transactions*

  • Time Out on its £140 million IPO
  • OneSavings Bank on its £140 million IPO
  • Merlin Entertainments on its £1 billion IPO
  • Advising BAML as sponsor to Shell on its merger with BG
  • Advising Morgan Stanley as sponsor to Paddy Power on its merger with Betfair

 

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.

Publications

Trends in UK Public M&A 2019 H1, LexisNexis Market Tracker Trend Report

Trends in UK Public M&A 2018, LexisNexis Market Tracker Trend Report

Practical Law: Reverse takeovers: stepping through the looking glass (November 2015)

Awards and Recognition

"A top firm. Really strong, they stand out from their competitor firms." 
M&A: Upper mid-market and premium deals UK Legal 500 2020

Legal 500 (2019/20) – Recommended for M&A – upper mid-market and premium deals

IFLR – M&A Rising Star