Azam Aziz

Azam Aziz

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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EU Clearing Obligation for Interest Rate Swaps Looms

Implementation of the obligation for central clearing of OTC derivatives under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation now seems imminent. The European Commission has adopted a Delegated Regulation that would impose a...more

8/24/2015 - CFTC Clearing Agencies Counterparties Derivatives EMIR EU European Commission Interest Rate Swaps ISDA Libor

CFTC Proposes New Approach to the Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has taken another step in refining its framework for cross-border activities, with a new set of proposed rules applicable to the cross-border application of margin...more

7/15/2015 - CFTC Commodities Cross-Border Transactions Margin Requirements Prudential Regulation Authority Rulemaking Process Swap Dealers Swaps

Initial Swap Trading Requirements Come into Effect—Limited Relief for Packaged Trades and Some EU Facilities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has imposed for the first time a requirement that certain swaps be traded on a regulated market. Beginning February 15, 2014, certain cleared interest rate swaps and index credit...more

2/14/2014 - CFTC EU Swap Dealers Swap Execution Facilities Swaps

Ready for the Volcker Rule? What to Look For

Over two years after publication of a proposed regulation, a final regulation implementing the so-called “Volcker Rule” is expected to be adopted tomorrow by the five US Federal financial regulatory agencies. Two of them —...more

12/9/2013 - CFTC Compliance Federal Reserve Financial Regulatory Reform Volcker Rule

CFTC Grants No-Action Relief From Clearing Requirement for Certain Treasury Affiliates

On June 4, 2013, the Division of Clearing and Risk (the “Division”) of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) granted limited no-action relief from the mandatory clearing requirement for swaps entered into...more

6/6/2013 - Affiliates CFTC Commercial End-User Exception Dodd-Frank No-Action Relief Swap Clearing

CFTC Swap Reporting No-Action Relief Granted; Other Dodd-Frank Deadlines Approaching

On April 9, 2013, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) granted last minute no-action relief from portions of the CFTC’s swap reporting rules. The relief delays certain compliance deadlines for many swap...more

4/15/2013 - CFTC Dodd-Frank No-Action Relief Reporting Requirements Swaps

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