January 22, 2016
Authored by: Keith Kehrer
Bryan Cave lawyers in Washington, London and Singapore assisted our Washington-based client, Futures Industry Association, in designing and implementing two simultaneous mergers with allied associations in Europe and Asia in order to form one association to represent the global derivatives industry. As these were non-profit, membership organizations, these transactions presented a number of complex transactional, tax, and international issues. Members of the association include major financial institutions active in commodities and futures markets.
To address these issues, Bryan Cave was able to utilize the expertise of attorneys in the three offices where the organizations are based, but also drew on expertise in the St. Louis, New York and Los Angeles offices. The client team was led by Chris Rodgers in Washington. Andrew Hart led the team in London. Attorneys contributing to this effort included Rod Page (DC); Sarah Buxton, Lorna Edwards, and Gary Freer (London); Nicole Simonian (LA), Keith Kehrer