Nik Mathews

Nik Mathews

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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 Blockchain CFTC Derivatives Digital Currency Distributed Ledger Dodd-Frank Financial Markets Financial Sector Innovative Technology Popular Securities Transparency Virtual Currency

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

Derivatives in Review - December 2015

Prudential Regulators Approve Final Uncleared Margin Rules - In October, the prudential regulators approved a final version of the September 2014 re-proposed rule generally imposing initial and variation margin...more

12/21/2015 - Algorithmic Trading Banking Sector CFTC De Minimus Quantity Exemption Dodd-Frank Margin Requirements Non-Cleared Swaps

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 - July 2014

Extension of Certain Dodd-Frank No-Action Relief - The CFTC recently established a phased compliance timeline for the implementation of the execution requirement currently applicable to certain interest rate swaps and...more

7/3/2014 - CFTC Commodity Pool Credit Default Swaps Deadlines Dodd-Frank Interest Rates ISDA ISDA Master Agreement No-Action Letters No-Action Relief Swaps

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - March 2014

Publication of 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions - On February 21, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. announced the publication of the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions, which...more

3/20/2014 - Bitcoin CFTC Dodd-Frank ISDA Lehman Brothers Virtual Currency

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

The New CFTC Regulatory Regime For Private Fund Managers; First Quarter 2013 Update

The enactment of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) and its implementation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has ushered in a new era of...more

4/19/2013 - CFTC Commodities Exchange Act Dodd-Frank Exempt Organizations Major Swap Participants Private Funds Reporting Requirements Swap Clearing Swaps

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