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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 Responds To FAQ On Commodity Options

Today, the CFTC Division of Market Oversight published a response to frequently asked questions regarding commodity options, including reporting obligations with respect to trade options. The response clarified a few...more

Jill Sommers Reflects on the CFTC, Dodd-Frank, and Her Future [Video]

Jill Sommers, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is stepping down after the first quarter of this year. Sommers spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the progress of Dodd-Frank,...more

ISDA and SIFMA Win Summary Judgment on Challenge to CFTC Position Limits Rule

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment for plaintiffs International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA),...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Updates on NYSE, NASDAQ, and CFTC Rules

NYSE and Nasdaq Propose Changes to Compensation Committee Independence Rules. On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") and the NASDAQ Stock Marker ("Nasdaq") filed proposed amendments to...more

Focus on Private Equity -- Issue 2, October 2012

In This Issue: Excerpt from Year-End Tax Planning Steps for Private Equity The last time the Bush tax cuts were set to expire at the end of 2010, we saw numerous clients scrambling to execute end-of-the-year...more

District Court Rejects CFTC Rule on Position Limits, for Now

On September 28, 2012, in the case of International Swaps and Derivatives Association v. U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the District Court for the District of Columbia (the "Court") ruled that the Commodity...more

"Court Vacates CFTC Position Limit Rules"

On September 28, 2012, Judge Robert Wilkins of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the summary judgment motion of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and Securities Industry and...more

Court Vacates CFTC Position Limits Rules

Last Friday, September 28th, the U.S. Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. (“Court”) struck down the commodity speculative position limit rulemaking that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) had...more

Court Vacates CFTC’s Position Limits Rule

The CFTC’s final rule on position limits with respect to derivative contracts in 28 different physical commodities has been vacated and remanded back to the agency. Spot month limits under the rule had been set to go into...more

Dodd-Frank Financial Reform: Potential Impacts to ISDA and Other Trading Contracts

Discussion Topics •General Overview of the Dodd-Frank Act •Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act: Impact on OTC Derivatives and Energy Trading •Definitions and applicability •Mandatory clearing •Registration...more

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