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CFTC interprets obligations to send initial margin segregation notices and reports

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2014

On October 31, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a staff interpretation concerning its rules that oblige swaps dealers and major swap

The re-proposed margin rules for non-cleared swaps: some issues and suggestions for end users

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2014

The US banking regulators and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have each recently re-proposed margin rules for non-cleared swaps (the

CFTC adopts final rules for ownership and control reports

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2013

On October 30, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved final rules that implement position and trading activity based reporting

CFTC provides relief for intended-to-be-cleared swaps

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2013

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight has issued No-Action Letter 13-70 providing relief to

CFTC makes comparability determinations for substituted compliance purposes

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2014

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved comparability determinations for substituted compliance with six different non-US regulatory

Lehman Brothers court, building on Semcrude and Swedbank decisions, denies triangular setoff by swap counterparty

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2011

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the Court), has held that section 553(a) of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits a swap counterparty from setting off amounts owed to the debtor against amounts owed by the debtor to affiliates of the counterparty, notwithstanding the safe harbor provision in section 561 of the Bankruptcy Code and language in the ISDA Master Agreement permitting the swap counterparty to effect “triangular” setoffs

UK judgment validates ISDA Master Agreement performance suspension provision

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • April 13 2012

Section 2(a)(iii) of every standard International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement provides in relevant part that a non-defaulting party does not have to perform so long as any event of default or potential event of default is continuing with respect to its counterparty

Volcker Rule permits bank-sponsored hedge fund access platforms

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2011

Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (which embodies the so-called Volcker Rule) will impose significant limits on the ability of banks and their affiliates (each, a "banking entity" or "BE") to engage in proprietary trading and to own or sponsor hedge funds when it comes into effect in July of 2012

CFTC adopts rules for segregation of initial margin for uncleared swaps

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2013

On October 31, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final rules with respect to the segregation of initial margin for uncleared swaps

ISDA publishes protocol for 2014 Credit Derivatives Definitions

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • August 22 2014

With exactly one month left until the September 22 effective date of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) new 2014 Credit