On November 18, 2013, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published its final report on technical standards detailing how the regulation of over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivative contracts in the European...more
The U.S. Treasury Department has delayed implementation of FATCA once again. However, this delay may be the last, and a phased implementation of FATCA is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2014. FATCA introduces the potential for...more
On August 28, 2013, a consortium of U.S. banking, housing and securities regulators (the “Agencies”) re-proposed the joint regulations (the “Re-Proposed Rules”), to implement Section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of...more
On July 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) adopted interpretive guidance (the “Guidance”) that details the CFTC’s interpretation of the application of the Commodity Exchange...more
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The future of solar energy in the US appears uncertain. With investment tax credits set to expire in 2016 the solar industry may lose...more
Central clearing of over-the-counter derivatives is a central pillar of the financial services reforms that are embodied in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). The presumption...more
Recent changes to the commodity pool regulations under the Commodity Exchange Act (the “CEA”) may subject certain securitization transactions and their managers to regulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the...more