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CFTC issues relief to swap dealers regarding legacy SPV swaps

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2015

The Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued no-action relief to swap dealers

SEC publishes rules for reporting Security-Based Swaps

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 16 2015

On February 11, the Securities and Exchange Commission published the texts for two final rules and one proposed rule relating to the reporting of

CFTC adopts final business conduct standards for swap dealers and major swap participants

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 15 2012

On January 11, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved final rules (the Final Rules) under Section 4s(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) (added by Section 731 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act)) that set forth general antifraud prohibitions and establish detailed business conduct standards that must be observed by CFTC-registered swap dealers (Swap Dealers or SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs) (together, Swap Entities) when they are entering into swaps with counterparties other than other Swap Entities (End Users

CFTC adopts enhanced customer protection rules

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

On October 30, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final rules designed to enhance customer protection. The rules expand the information

Global regulators push back margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • March 20 2015

On March 18, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a "final"

CFTC issues final guidance on cross-border application of swap regulations

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 16 2013

On July 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CTFC") approved final guidance addressing the extent to which the swap provisions of the

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

ISDA collateral developments

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • December 9 2011

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association is responsible for a trio of recent developments with respect to the collateralization of derivative transactions using ISDA Credit Support Annexes

ISDA Dodd-Frank protocol opened for adherence

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • August 24 2012

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has published its August 2012 DF Protocol

Swap Push-Out Rule narrowed

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2014

The so-called "Push-Out Rule" relating to swap activity conducted by banks has been significantly narrowed in scope by a provision in the