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Derivatives in Review - July 2016

An Overview of Proposed Regulation AT - Orrick attorneys authored an overview of Regulation Automated Trading (known as "Regulation AT") proposed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") in the May/June 2016...more

8/2/2016 - Bitcoin Block Chain CFTC Derivatives Digital Currency Distributed Ledger Electronic Trading Financial Markets Financial Sector Innovative Technology IRS Regulation AT Reporting Requirements SEC Security-Based Swaps Swap Dealers Swaps

CFTC Considers Blockchain Technology

The disruptive effects of blockchain technology on the financial system may take several years to materialize. Nevertheless, in preparation, regulators are increasingly focused on understanding potential uses of blockchain...more

8/1/2016 - Bitcoin Block Chain CFTC Derivatives Digital Currency Distributed Ledger Dodd-Frank Financial Markets Financial Sector Innovative Technology Popular Securities Transparency Virtual Currency

SEC Amends Rules on Security-Based Swap Reporting

On July 13, 2016, the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved certain amendments and guidance to the rules governing the reporting and public dissemination of security-based swaps (“SBS”), known as “Regulation SBSR,”...more

8/1/2016 - Cross-Border Transactions Derivatives Financial Markets Financial Sector Reporting Requirements SEC Securities Exchanges Security-Based Swaps Swap Dealers Swaps

Derivatives in Review - April 2016

Novo Banco and CDS – A Post-Mortem - The 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions updated the previous set of credit derivatives definitions to, among other things, include a credit event for “Governmental Intervention.”...more

4/22/2016 - CFTC Commodities Exchange Act Derivatives Dodd-Frank Electricity End-Users Financial Markets ISDA Margin Requirements Natural Gas Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Swap Dealers Swaps Trading Platforms

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - June 2015

NYDFS Finalizes BitLicense Regulations - On June 3, 2015, the New York Department of Financial Services released its final BitLicense regulations, which it described as "the first comprehensive framework for regulating...more

6/16/2015 - BitLicense CFTC Department of Financial Services Derivatives End-Users IRS Mandatory Clearing Requirements Payment Schedules SEC Securitization Security-Based Swaps SPVs Trade Options

Derivatives in Review - March 2015

NYDFS Releases Revised BitLicense Proposal - On February 4, 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") released a revised version of its proposed virtual currency regulations (commonly referred...more

3/13/2015 - American Bankruptcy Institute Automatic Stay Bankruptcy Code BitLicense CFTC Chapter 11 Department of Financial Services Derivatives Foreign Exchanges Foreign Markets Forward Contracts Ipso Facto Clauses ISDA Liquidation Margin Requirements NDFs Section 362 Swaps

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - December 2014

The Bitcoin Marketplace and Regulatory Environment: An Overview - Startup companies and financial products focused on bitcoin continue to burgeon, resulting in various regulators recently proposing regulations, making...more

12/22/2014 - Bitcoin Consumer Financial Products Derivatives Financial Products Margin Requirements Regulatory Agenda Startups Swaps Virtual Currency

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - October 2014

Prudential Regulators and CFTC Re-Propose Rules for Uncleared Swap Margin - Both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the prudential regulators re-proposed their April 2011 proposed rules imposing initial and...more

10/30/2014 - Banks Basel Committee CFTC Cross-Border Transactions Derivatives Dodd-Frank Extraterritoriality Rules ISDA Master Agreement Margin Requirements Proposed Regulation Prudential Regulation Authority SEC SIFMA Swaps

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - August 2013

Featured in this month's edition: - "U.S. Person" Definitions Under the Final Exemptive Order and the Final Guidance, Application to Certain Foreign Branches, and Determination for Collective Investment Vehicles -...more

8/27/2013 - Chapter 9 Derivatives Detroit Dodd-Frank Exemptive Orders Financial Transaction Tax IRS Municipal Bankruptcy Swaps

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - June 11,2013

The Derivatives in Review highlights important legal, regulatory and other newsworthy developments in the area of derivatives....more

6/12/2013 - CFTC Derivatives Dodd-Frank Financial Transaction Tax ISDA Margin Requirements SPEs

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