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Dominic Foulkes


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

Dominic leads our U.K. tax practice in London. He advises a wide range of corporate, financial institution and sponsor clients on U.K. tax issues across the firm’s practice, including in connection with public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and financing transactions, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, and tax advisory matters.

He was named among MergerLinks’ 2023 “Rising Stars: Top Tax Lawyers in EMEA” and is listed in Chambers UK as an Up and Coming corporate tax lawyer. Clients quoted by Chambers say Dominic “is incredibly impressive and hugely personable.”


Experience highlights

Public M&A
  • NewMed on its proposed combination with Capricorn Energy
  • Tencent on its €300m investment in Ubisoft
  • 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 on its merger with OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
  • Technip on its merger with FMC Technologies to form TechnipFMC
Private M&A and joint ventures
  • Lucid on its $232m strategic supply agreement with Aston Martin
  • Natura on its $2.525bn sale of Aesop to L’Oreal
  • Gilead Sciences on its $405m acquisition of MiroBio
  • 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
  • Natura on the acquisition of The Body Shop from L’Oreal
  • Ocado 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
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 on SPAC transactions including the IPO of New Energy One Acquisition Corporation


  • 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, Up and Coming

MergerLinks – “Top Tax Lawyers in EMEA: Rising Star”


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

  • Davis Polk since 2013
  • Allen & Overy, 2009-2013

Qualifications and admissions

  • England and Wales
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