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Electronic Trading Claims Are Patent Eligible
Trading Technologies charged CQG with infringement of patents directed to the electronic trading of stocks, bonds, futures, options and similar products.
United States
9 Mar 2017
Final Regulations Define "Real Property" For REITs
On August 31, 2016, the IRS and US Department of the Treasury issued final regulations under section 856 of the Internal Revenue Code to clarify the definition of "real property"...
United States
21 Dec 2016
Discussion Draft Of Modernization Of Derivatives Tax Act
On May 18, 2016, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member, Senator Ron Wyden, released a financial product tax reform discussion draft that, if adopted, would significantly alter the current tax rules with respect to financial products.
United States
17 Aug 2016
CFTC Proposes Reversing Course, Granting Private Right Of Action in Energy Market Manipulation
Confusingly, the CFTC stated its view that the original RTO/ISO Order did not prevent private claims for fraud or manipulation under the CEA.
United States
24 May 2016
The CFTC Unanimously Approves For Public Comment Rules To Ease Trade Option Obligations For End Users
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued proposed rules to amend Part 32 to reduce recordkeeping and reporting requirements for commercial end users entering into trade options.
United States
13 May 2015
CFTC Finalizes Exception For Swaps With Utility Special Entities
The CFTC released a final rule excluding certain electricity and natural gas swaps with governmental agencies and municipalities from the lower de minimis threshold for swaps.
United States
2 Oct 2014
HW&M Chairman Camp Releases Discussion Draft Of Financial Product Reform
On January 24, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee chairman released a discussion draft on the tax treatment of financial products and derivatives.
United States
5 Feb 2013
Public Company Priorities For The New Year
Looking ahead to 2013, directors, executives and general counsel of public companies can take some solace from the fact that 2012 was not a year in which a large number of significant new disclosure rules or governance requirements were adopted by the SEC or the stock exchanges as had regularly been the case in the prior 10 years.
United States
31 Dec 2012
FERC General Counsel Argues Applying Dodd-Frank Regulations To RTO/ISO Products Is Potentially Harmful
The FERC General Counsel recently argued to the CFTC that "[a]pplying Dodd-Frank swap regulations to [regional transmission organization] RTO and [independent system operator] ISO products and services is not only unnecessary but also potentially harmful."
United States
16 Oct 2012
Dodd-Frank Act Derivatives Provisions for End Users as of July 16, 2012
To qualify as an end user under Dodd-Frank, an entity cannot be a swap dealer or major swap participant.  To be a commercial end user, the entity cannot be a financial entity (defined to include a swap dealer, major swap participant, commodity pool, private fund, employee benefit plan, or a person engaged in a banking or financial business), and it must be using swaps to hedge or mitigate its commercial risk.
United States
20 Jul 2012
Dodd-Frank Regulatory Countdown
On April 18, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a Joint Final Rulemaking on key definitions of entities needed to implement Dodd-Frank:
United States
2 May 2012
Broad MiFID Review to Change the Landscape of the Commodity Derivative Markets
The European Commission has published an expansive review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) which sets out proposals for improving the regulation of commodity derivatives markets and allows for a consultation period that will expire at the end of February 2011.
United States
22 Dec 2010
CME Group Releases White Paper Providing Recommendations for Imposing Position Limits in Energy Derivatives Markets
The White Paper recommends a hard position limit regime for energy markets, balanced with the assurance that such limits do not have a detrimental effect on price discovery and hedging functions of futures markets.
United States
2 Dec 2010
Amid Derivatives Reform, Federal Regulators Contemplate Future Regulation of Carbon Markets
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a Notice and Request for Comment on a study regarding the oversight of existing and prospective carbon markets.
United States
2 Dec 2010
Dodd-Frank Swap Reporting Update
The CFTC and the SEC have released rules that will require swap parties to report all security-based and all other swap transactions entered into before July 21, 2010, and that have not expired as of that date.
United States
7 Nov 2010
Uncharted Territory: Landmark Financial Reform Legislation Fundamentally Redefines Derivatives Markets
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation that changes the nation’s financial regulatory system.
United States
8 Jul 2010
Cross-Border M&A in the Commodities Sector: Asset Purchases
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the commodities trading sector has been buoyant over the past 18 months, affecting the trading operations of both financial institutions and energy companies.
United States
4 May 2010
Finance, Agriculture Provide Proposals To Restructure Over-The-Counter Derivatives Market Regulation
The three current drafts have certain similarities, but key differences could have a large impact on utilities and other energy providers that use hedges as a part of their business to mitigate exposure to price volatility.
United States
15 Oct 2009
CME Group Releases White Paper Providing Recommendations For Imposing Position Limits In Energy Derivatives Markets
The White Paper recommends a hard position limit regime for energy markets, balanced with the assurance that such limits do not have a detrimental effect on price discovery and hedging functions of futures markets.
United States
28 Sep 2009
CFTC Chairman Requests Jurisdiction Over Carbon Trading
A recent Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing focused on carbon markets and producer groups.
United States
14 Sep 2009
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