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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 21

In this issue: - CME Delays Prohibition on Transitory EFRPs - JAC Issues Guidance on Margin Funds - CFTC Hands Out First Whistleblower Award - NFA Adopts Fee for Registration...more

FERC Enforcement Chief Norman Bay Testifies Regarding FERC’s Energy Market Oversight and Enforcement Authority and Approach

On January 15, 2014, Norman C. Bay, Director of the Office of Enforcement (OE) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), testified before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial...more

The CFTC and FERC Agree to Disagree on the Reach of Each Agency’s Jurisdiction to Police Energy Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have entered into a long-overdue, congressionally mandated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish procedures to...more

A Simple Framework for Determining Whether Dodd-Frank Applies to Your Energy Trade

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank” or the “Act”) authorizes the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) to comprehensively regulate energy trading activities. Dodd-Frank is...more

CFTC Makes Second Attempt at Imposing Position Limits on Key Energy Commodities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted today to approve a revised "position limits" rule intended to limit speculation in derivatives markets for certain energy, agriculture, and metals commodities. The CFTC...more

CFTC Clarifies That Typical Retail Energy Contracts Are Not Subject To Regulation Under Dodd-Frank’s Retail Commodity Transaction...

On Friday August 23, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission clarified that typical retail energy contracts with homeowners and commercial users will not be subject to the Dodd-Frank Act’s requirements applicable to “Retail...more

REGULATORY: D.C. Regulatory: FERC Investigations in the Wake of D.C. Circuit’s Hunter Ruling

On March 15, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) a major setback in its enforcement efforts by ruling that FERC had encroached on the exclusive jurisdiction of the...more

Regulatory Developments: CFTC's Office of General Counsel Responds to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Certain Physical...

On November 14, 2012, the Office of the General Counsel (the "OGC") responded to frequently asked questions regarding which commercial agreements for the supply and consumption of energy would be considered a commodity...more

CFTC General Counsel Clarifies Application of “Swap” Definition to Energy Transportation and Storage Contracts

The CFTC Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) issued an interpretation today regarding application of the “swap” definition (and forward contract exclusion thereunder) to energy transportation and storage contracts, in response...more

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