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Monthly futures exchange issuance report: February 2015
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2015

This month, CME Group announced fines totaling $1.75 million against derivatives broker Newedge USA for violations of exchange rules in certain metal


Monthly futures exchange issuance report: March 2015
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

This report summarizes selected material notices from CME Group and ICE Futures, with a particular focus on energy. It is not intended to a be a


Monthly futures exchange issuance report: July 2015
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2015

Exchange for related positions (“EFRPs”) involve an off-Exchange execution of an Exchange contract and, on the opposite side of the market, the


Monthly futures exchange issuance report: April 2015
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2015

This report summarizes material notices from CME Group and ICE Futures, with a particular focus on energy. It is not intended to be a comprehensive


Monthly futures exchange issuance report: June 2015
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2015

CME Group has released a Webinar on Block Trades summarizing the regulatory requirements in relation to block trades in eligible CME, CBOT, NYMEX


FERC approved settlement with Twin Cities
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2014

On December 30,2014, the Commission approved four Stipulation and Consent Agreements (Agreements) between the Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and


Barclays motion to dismiss raises significant issues about FERC jurisdiction
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2014

After an investigation of actions in the western electricity markets by Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays"), Daniel Brin, Scott Connelly, Karen Levine


CFTC seeks input on Dodd-Frank implementation issues affecting energy end-users
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2014

With most of its rules implementing the swap regulatory provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank") in


Enforcement authority under the Commodities Exchange Act undercut by US v. Radley
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2009

On September 17, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas dismissed a twenty-six count indictment brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") and U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") against four former BP employees for allegedly attempting to manipulate the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation ("TET") propane market in 2004


Administrative judge decision explores “subjective” parameters of unlawful market manipulation
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2010

Wending its way to FERC on exception (appeal) is Administrative Judge Carmen Cintron's January 22 initial decision finding that lead natural gas trader for hedge fund Amaranth Advisors, Brian Hunter, manipulated the price of New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) natural gas futures contracts in order increase earnings on futures look-alike contracts (primarily swaps) that Amaranth concurrently held on the largely unregulated exchanges, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Clearport, or over-the-counter (OTC