Austin D. Keyes

Austin D. Keyes

Illustrative Matters

Business media company
Represented U.K. public company with the stock acquisition of an automotive market research company, the acquisition of a software conference business and the acquisition of a music directory business. Represented the company in the formation of a joint venture with a private equity firm to manage a pulp and paper information business. Assisted the company’s market research division with the corporate restructuring of multiple subsidiaries.
Medical device company
Represented U.S. company in the purchase and subsequent sale of a vision medical device business and the purchase of all of the stock of a women’s medical device manufacturer. Assisted U.S. parent company with a corporate restructuring, including the roll-up of multiple subsidiaries.
Electric motor company
Represented U.S. company in the acquisition of a U.S. and U.K. electric motor business.
Retail apparel company
Assisted U.S. company in the expansion of its own-brand retail stores in the Northeast.
Diversified mining company
Represented U.K. public company and affiliated companies in several acquisitions of U.S. mining properties and related assets.
Private equity company
Represented U.S. company in the formation of joint ventures with financial partners for the purchase of aircraft ownership interests.
Filtration company
Represented U.S. public company in the sale of its airline filter distribution business and obtaining a related distribution agreement.
Business-to-business information provider
Represented U.K. public company in the acquisition of a search engine business.
Investment manager
Assisted U.S. private investment manager with agreements governing the ownership and redemption of its equity interests.
Stock exchange
Represented U.S. stock exchange in agreements with European stock exchange to mutually cross-list certain exchange traded funds.
Museums/Historical Societies
Provided advice on corporate governance and compliance issues and drafted governance and policy documents.
SPDR® Gold Trust
Represented this U.S. trust, the first exchange traded fund to track a commodity, with its development and initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Recent work includes assisting the trust with the transfer of its principal listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the NYSE Arca electronic trading platform and with the cross-listing of its shares on the Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo stock exchanges.
Provided compliance advice on U.S. antitrust law requiring pre-clearance of certain mergers and acquisitions to U.S. and foreign clients in numerous business sectors, including market research, public relations, industrial filters, satellite communications, interactive collaborative tools, branded consumer products, electronic trading, food ingredients, business media and children’s entertainment.


  •  B.A., 1987 Trinity College (with honors)
  •  J.D., 1997 Fordham University School of Law

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