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Dominic Foulkes


Advises on U.K. tax issues, including in connection with M&A, finance, intellectual property and capital markets transactions.

Dominic advises on U.K. tax issues across the firm’s practice, including in connection with corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, corporate and structured finance, intellectual property and capital markets transactions.


Experience highlights

Public M&A
  • Maersk Drilling on its merger with Noble
  • SS&C Technologies on its acquisition of Blue Prism
  • IHS Markit on its $44bn all-stock merger with S&P Global
  • Tencent on its acquisition of Sumo
  • Pfizer on its demerger of Upjohn and combination with Mylan
  • Charles Taylor on its takeover by Lovell Minnick
  • Nuvei Corporation on its takeover of Safecharge
  • Comcast Corporation on its takeover of Sky
  • Mereo BioPharma Group on its merger with OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
  • Technip on its merger with FMC Technologies to form TechnipFMC
  • Markit on its merger with IHS
  • Temenos on its aborted offer for Fidessa
Private M&A and joint ventures
  • Clarivate on its:
    • $6.8bn combination with CPA Global
    • $5.3bn acquisition of ProQuest
    • $950m acquisition of Decision Resources Group
  • Comcast on its announced European streaming joint venture with ViacomCBS
  • Ferrero and related companies on acquisitions of Eat Natural and Burton’s Biscuits
  • SS&C Technologies on its acquisition of Hubwise
  • Reliance Industries on its $771m acquisition of REC Solar Holdings from China National Bluestar
  • IHS Markit on its:
    • disposal of OPIS and associated businesses to News Corp
    • joint venture with CME Group
  • Natura on the acquisition of The Body Shop from L’Oreal
  • Ocado Group on its acquisition of Kindred Systems and Haddington Dynamics
  • The Brink’s Company on its $860m acquisition of the majority of the cash operations of G4S
  • Telia Company on the disposal of various businesses within its Eurasian division
  • Genuine Parts Company on the acquisition of Alliance Automotive from Blackstone
  • AstraZeneca on its strategic oncology collaboration with Merck
  • Verisk on the acquisition of Wood Mackenzie from Hellman & Friedman and the acquisition of Sequel from HgCapital
Capital markets


  • Acting for issuers and underwriters on IPOs, rights issues, non-pre-emptive placings and depositary receipt issuances both on the London Stock Exchange and NYSE/NASDAQ, including securities offerings for Abcam, Alphawave, Atlantica Yield, Charles Taylor, Charter Court Financial Services, ContourGlobal, Ensco, Endava, Freeline Therapeutics, Gates Industrial Corporation, Hammerson, Hudson, LivaNova,, Oxford Immunotec, Royalty Pharma and WizzAir


  • Acting for issuers and underwriters on debt offerings by Aon, Anglo American, BBA Aviation, British American Tobacco, Crédit Agricole, Ferguson, GE Capital, NatWest Group, Norwegian Cruise Line, Ocado and Société Générale
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Chambers UK – Tax, Associate to watch

M.Sc., Taxation Law, University of Oxford
  • with distinction
  • Top of university
B.A., Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Durham University
  • first-class honours
  • Student-in-Residence Scholar (2004)
  • Student-in-Residence Scholar (2005)
Professional history
  • Counsel, 2019-present
  • Davis Polk since 2013
  • Allen & Overy, 2009-2013
Qualifications and admissions
  • England and Wales
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