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Dominic Ross

Dominic Ross


Dominic Ross

Dominic Ross is a Partner in Clifford Chance's corporate department specialising in public and private M&A and joint ventures as well as a wide range of board advisory matters, including corporate governance and shareholder activism defence.

Dominic has extensive experience advising corporates and financial sponsors on complex and strategically significant transactions, with a particular focus on the healthcare, defence and consumer goods and retail sectors.

  • Mondelēz International on its definitive agreements to sell its developed-market chewing gum business in the US, Canada and Europe to leading European gum and confectionery maker Perfetti Van Melle Group for a purchase price of US$1.350 billion.
  • Avast plc, the FTSE100 cybersecurity service provider, on its $9.2bn takeover by NortonLifeLock,Inc*
  • Triton on its £1.3bn takeover of Clinigen Group plc*
  • Advanz Pharma on its $846m takeover by Nordic Capital*
  • Morrisons on its long term commercial arrangements with Ocado and Amazon*
  • Avon Protection plc on over $500m of acquisitions and disposals, including:
    - its acquisition of 3M's ballistic protection business*
    - its disposal of its Milkrite business to DeLaval*
  • Takeda on multiple portfolio disposals including:
    - the US$670 million divestment to Orifarm in Europe;*
    - the US$825 million divestment to Hypera Pharma in Brazil, Mexico and certain other Latin American countries;*
    - the US$660 million divestment to STADA (a portfolio company of Bain Capital and Cinven) in Russia, Georgia, and a number of countries from within the CIS;* and
    - the US$200 million divestment to Acino (a portfolio company of Nordic Capital and Avista) in a number of EMEA countries (announced in October 2019 and closed in March 2020)*

* prior to joining Clifford Chance

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Exeter (LL.B) 2003
  • Admitted as solicitor in England & Wales 2007
  • Partner at Ashurst LLP 2015
  • Partner at White & Case LLP 2018
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner in 2022