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IRS issues new regulations on dividend withholding

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2012

On January 19, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service released two sets of regulations addressing the U.S. withholding tax rules for dividend equivalents paid on certain derivatives

Derivatives IRS issues technical advice memorandum on commodities hedges

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a Technical Advice Memorandum (TAM) relating to hedges and exchanges on commodities contracts

Congress introduces legislation to clarify extra-territorial reach of Dodd-Frank swap rules

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2011

Congress to clarify the applicability of the Dodd-Frank Act swap rules to non-U.S. Persons and for U.S. Persons engaging in swap transactions with non-U.S. Persons

CFTC launches whistleblower program:

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2011

Commodities Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) new whistleblower program was officially launched on October 24, 2011

Dodd Frank update

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2011

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed an amendment to its order of July 14, 2011, providing temporary exemptive relief from the Dodd-Frank Act (Dodd-Frank) requirements related to swaps as a result of the delay in the adoption of final rules relating to derivatives

CFTC adopts final rule to establish certification procedure for foreign futures and options contracts

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2011

The CFTC has adopted a new rule to implement a certification procedure for the offers or sales to persons located in the United States of a non-narrow-based security index futures contract traded on a foreign board of trade (Foreign Index Futures Contract

CFTC issues proposed rule on compliance schedule for trading documentation and margin requirements under Dodd-Frank

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2011

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued for comment a proposal for the phased implementation of the trading documentation and margin requirements for swaps under Dodd-Frank

Commodities trading House and Senate introduce bills to curb speculation in energy market

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2011

On September 21, 2011, the House and Senate introduced companion draft bills to drastically limit the ability of speculators to artificially drive up energy prices

CFTC proposes implementation schedule for clearing and trade execution requirements

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2011

The CFTC also proposed transition rules designed to provide additional time for compliance with the clearing and trade execution requirements established under Dodd-Frank

FERC requests CFTC exclude power contracts from swap definition

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2011

In a comment letter to CFTC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has requested that the CFTC clearly set forth in final rulemaking that various power contracts, such as forward capacity sales contracts, are not derivatives subject to CFTC jurisdiction to avoid overlap between the jurisdiction of FERC and the CFTC