Ian Harvey-Samuel

Ian Harvey-Samuel

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Timing and Scope of EU Clearing Obligation for Derivatives

The European Securities and Markets Authority is consulting on the mandatory clearing obligation for certain derivatives. Draft regulatory technical standards have been published for the mandatory clearing of certain interest...more

7/18/2014 - Clearing Agencies Derivatives EMIR ESMA EU European Commission Financial Regulatory Reform

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

Actions Required For Hedge Funds Under Derivatives Reforms – Europe Update

The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR1) imposes new reporting, clearing, collateral and conduct of business requirements on all derivatives market participants which are based in the EU or deal with EU...more

2/12/2014 - Derivatives EMIR ESMA EU Hedge Funds

ESMA Advice on Third-Country Equivalence Under EMIR, II

On 3 September, ESMA published its technical advice to the European Commission on the equivalence of the US and Japanese derivatives frameworks to the EU rules. On 2 October, ESMA supplemented its technical advice with...more

10/22/2013 - Derivatives EMIR Equivalency Determinations ESMA EU European Commission Japan

ESMA Advice on Third-Country Equivalence Under EMIR

Clarity to market participants on the equivalence of derivatives rules to European requirements has been much anticipated. On 3 September, ESMA published its technical advice to the European Commission on the equivalence of...more

9/6/2013 - Derivatives EMIR Equivalency Determinations ESMA EU Financial Regulatory Reform

Alert: ESMA Consults on Extraterritoriality

The extraterritorial effect of new financial regulation is a controversial issue, fundamental to the business of banks, brokers, funds and their clients. A consultation paper containing proposed rules on certain...more

8/5/2013 - Cross-Border EMIR ESMA EU European Commission Extraterritoriality Rules

Actions Required Under Derivatives Reforms

The first wave of financial regulatory change affecting banks, brokers and their users is in the field of derivatives. Various deadlines for new reporting, clearing and conduct of business requirements are imminent. The...more

7/31/2013 - Banks Brokers Collateral Derivatives EMIR ESMA Hedge Funds OTC

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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