Nuclear Deal with Iran Holds Out Possibility of Phased Relaxation of Sanctions -
On July 14, 2015, the United States and five other countries (collectively known as the P5+11) reached a Joint Comprehensive Plan of...more
US sanctions are not immediately lifted due to the announcement.
On July 14, the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, and Germany (P5+1/E3/EU+3 countries) and Iran reached a Joint...more
The CFTC has combined an entity-level approach with a transaction-level approach in its proposed cross-border uncleared swap margin requirements.
On October 3, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading...more
On June 29, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued proposed rules (“Proposed Rules”) regarding the cross-border application of its proposed uncleared swaps margin rules issued last October. The...more
The question of who is a U.S. person has always been relevant for tax purposes because it determines who is subject to (a) U.S. income, gift and estate tax, (b) filing Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs), and (c) the ‘‘exit...more
The five US financial agencies (“Agencies”) have approved jointly prepared final regulations (“Final Rules”) to implement the prohibitions on engaging in proprietary trading and investment in or sponsorship of a private...more
Swaps trade in a global market. Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to impose a panoply of regulation on the swaps market mostly through regulations adopted by the Commodity Futures...more
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