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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: 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


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


Monthly futures exchange issuance report: October 2015
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2015

October saw the first criminal conviction pursuant to Section 4c(a) for spoofing. A jury concluded that for approximately three months, an individual


For the first time, a court sanctions disgorgement remedy for Sherman Act violation
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2011

On February 2, 2011, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a Final Judgment relating to a settlement reached with KeySpan Corporation ("KeySpan") of a Department of Justice ("DOJ") Complaint regarding certain activity allegedly engaged in by KeySpan in the electric generating capacity markets in New York City (the "Order"


CFTC finds two monthly Mid-C electricity contracts are SPDCs
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2010

On June 25, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued orders addressing four contracts under its authority under Section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to designate contracts, agreements or transactions as performing a significant price discovery function


PJM authorized to offer two new demand products in forward capacity market
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2011

This week FERC approved a PJM proposal to establish two new demand resource (DR) products for the PJM forward capacity market, which is conducted under the Reliability Pricing Model (RPM


CFTC designates seven ICE natural gas contracts as "significant price discovery contracts," subjecting them to regulatory oversight
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted unanimously on April 27 to designate seven natural gas contracts traded on Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) as "significant price discovery contracts," or SPDCs


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 designates four additional electricity contracts as SPDCs
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued two orders on July 9, 2010, designating four monthly electricity contracts as Significant Price Discovery Contracts (SPDC) pursuant to section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA