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An Overview of the Volcker Rule

by K&L Gates LLP on

This practice note provides an overview of the Volcker Rule, which was enacted in 2010 as Section 619 of the comprehensive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and codified as the new...more

Energy & commodities: portfolio acquisitions

by Reed Smith on

There have been a number of trading portfolios acquired and disposed of in the commodities trading sector in the last 18 to 24 months (commodities acquisition(s)). This activity has been due to a number of factors, such as...more

Fed Extends Comment Period for Rulemaking Regarding Physical Commodity Activities

On February 27, the Fed provided an additional 30 days to comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding physical commodity activities conducted by financial holding companies. Public comment period is extended...more

CFTC Forward vs. Trade Option: LDCs Still Struggle as Trade Option Reporting Deadline Looms

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) added provisions to the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) regarding the regulatory oversight of swaps transactions that have imposed unintended and...more

Summary of the Volcker Rule

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On December 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity...more

‘Force majeure’ clauses in commodity sale agreements – what should you be thinking about?

by Reed Smith on

We have written previously about force majeure clauses in the context of market disruption events that have occurred or were anticipated (See previous alerts, 11-027, 11-007, 10-189 and 09-005, on force majeure). Lawyers...more

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