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G-20 members concerned by swap rules
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA, European Union, France, United Kingdom
  • October 22 2012

On October 17th, Japan's Financial Services Agency, jointly with the U.K.'s Chancellor of the Exchequer, the European Commission, and the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance, sent a ministerial-level letter to CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler regarding the cross-border implications of U.S. swap regulations


This week in securities litigation (week ending October 26, 2012)
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 26 2012

The focus this week was on white collar criminal securities cases


ICE announces plans to transition swaps to futures contracts
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 3 2012

On July 30, the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) announced that, subject to approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.K. Financial Services Authority, all cleared over-the-counter (OTC) products listed on ICE’s OTC energy market will be transitioned to futures products in January 2013


Rating agency developments
  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 13 2012

On August 9, Fitch updated its UK mortgage loan assumptions


Casting the net - will you be caught by US rules affecting UK fund managers?
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 28 2012

Recent changes to the Commodity Exchange Act required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to expand the definition of Commodity Pool Operator ("CPO") so as to include those managing funds utilising swaps, together with changes by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") in relation to its Regulation 4.5 exemption to registration, are likely to significantly increase the number of UK fund managers (with US investors or trading in the United States) who will be required to register as a CPO with the CFTC


International regulatory update 21 December 2012-4 January 2013
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 7 2013

Ireland commences EU Council Presidency PRIPS: ECON Committee reports on proposed Regulation on key information documents EMIR: Implementing


International regulatory update 7 - 11 January 2013
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Global, India, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, European Union, France
  • January 14 2013

EMIR: Extension of scrutiny period for Commission Delegated Regulations Basel III: Basel Committee releases revised version of Liquidity Coverage


US OTC derivatives reforms impact on UK and other non-US asset managers - first update
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • November 28 2013

Section 721 of Dodd Frank defines a Swap as an agreement, contract or transaction that: (i) is a put, call, cap, floor, collar, or similar option of


International regulatory update - 3 7 March 2014
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 10 2014

The EU Council has adopted its position at first reading on the revised Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS) Directive. This will enable the EU Parliament


CFTC announces energy market initiatives and investigation
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 30 2008

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced several initiatives to enhance its surveillance of energy futures markets. Among the initiatives announced, the CFTC, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) and London-based ICE Futures Europe (IFE) have agreed to expanded information sharing with respect to the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contracts traded on both IFE and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX