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CFTC brings first ever charges for insider trading in commodities
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

The CFTC issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Arya Motazedi for engaging in fraudulent transactions in the New York


CFTC report indicates CFTC botched swap dealer de minimis exemption
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2015

CFTC staff issued a preliminary report regarding the swap dealer de minimis exception. Under CFTC rules, market participants who exceed $8 billion in


Banking regulators adopt end-user exemption for swap margin requirements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2015

The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation approved a final rule to establish margin requirements for swaps that are not


CFTC makes second whistleblower award
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2015

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, announced that it will make an award of approximately $290,000 to a whistleblower for


CFTC moves against Bitcoin transactions
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2015

In the space of just seven days, the CFTC has brought two enforcement actions regarding Bitcoin transactions. Coinflip, Inc. In the first action, the


SEC says fantasy stock trading violates securities laws; charges others for selling illegal security-based swaps
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2015

The SEC issued an Investor Alert which says fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws implemented by


CFTC proposes order to exempt Southwest Power Pool products
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2015

Recently, the CFTC issued a Proposed Order in response to a 2013 request by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for exemption of certain SPP electric


Kraft moves to dismiss novel CFTC manipulation claim
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2015

The CFTC accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the Commodities


CFTC issues final interpretation on forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

Recently, the CFTC published a final interpretation clarifying its seven-element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric


CFTC proposes changes to trade option rules for end users
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2015

The CFTC has proposed several important changes that would alleviate the reporting and recordkeeping obligations of end users with respect to trade