Dominic Ross

Partner, London



Dominic is well known for his corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions (public and private) work. He regularly advises both corporate clients and investment banks on a wide variety of M&A, equity capital markets, Listing Rule and Takeover Code transactions, as well as corporate governance matters. Dominic has spent time on secondment with Citi's ECM legal team.

Dominic has a particular focus on large, complex, cross border M&A transactions involving UK public companies, and has been 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
Nottingham Law School
LLB (Hons)
University of Exeter


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 Wm Morrison Supermarkets on a wide range of matters, including the entry into its long term arrangements with Ocado Group plc and subsequent amendments, the disposal by Morrisons of its stake in Fresh Direct, and the entry into arrangements with McColls and Amazon.*

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 clients before the Takeover Panel's Hearings Committee and Appeal Board.*

Advising OneSavings Bank on its £143 million IPO on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.*

Advising Merlin Entertainments on its £1 billion IPO on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.*

Advising Time Out on its IPO on AiM.*

Advising BAML as sponsor to Shell on its merger with BG.*

Advising Morgan Stanley as sponsor to Paddy Power on its merger with Betfair.*

Advising Nomura as sponsor to Clarkson plc on its reverse takeover of RS Platou.*

Advising JP Morgan as sponsor to Micro Focus on its reverse takeover of HPE Software.*

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.


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

Legal 500 (2016) – Recommended for M&A – upper mid-market and premium deals

IFLR – M&A Rising Star