Dominic Robertson

Joined firm 2004. Partner since 2014.

Dominic advises businesses on all areas of tax law. His practice includes:

  • structuring and other tax aspects of M&A, demergers, joint ventures and other corporate finance transactions
  • tax enquiries and disputes, including EU tax State aid investigations
  • standalone tax advisory work, including group reorganisations, bank levy, transfer pricing, and the tax treatment of IP

Dominic is co-head of the firm’s Tax Disputes practice.

Highlights include advising:

  • GSK on the demerger of its consumer healthcare business to form Haleon (having previously advised on the creation of GSK’s global consumer healthcare joint ventures with Novartis and Pfizer)
  • GSK on the sale of Horlicks to Unilever, a major asset swap with Novartis, and the creation of the Galvani bioelectronics joint venture with Verily Life Sciences
  • Schroders on its acquisition of an initial 75% shareholding in Greencoat Capital
  • Several clients on capital raising in connection with the pandemic, including advising IAG and Rolls-Royce on rights issues, and William Hill and Young’s on placings
  • Peugeot on its merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to create Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest carmaker
  • Shire on its £46 billion recommended takeover offer from Takeda
  • Santander on various matters, including the creation of its UK ring-fenced bank, and the merger of its stake in Alawwal into Saudi British Bank
  • Interserve on its financial restructuring and deleveraging plan
  • Several technology companies on resolving transfer pricing and diverted profits tax enquiries with HMRC
  • Credit Suisse on its successful bank payroll tax appeal
  • BlueCrest on various tax Tribunal appeals, including the first case on the UK “salaried members” rules

Dominic is ranked as a leading lawyer in both Chambers and Legal 500. Dominic is a committee member of the UK branch of the International Fiscal Association, and a trustee of the Social Mobility Business Partnership.