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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


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: 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


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


Federal district court denies Barclays motion to dismiss FERC petition which alleges manipulation and assesses significant penalties
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

For the past two years we have been tracking and reporting on an enforcement proceeding brought by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"


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


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"


Four RTO electricity contracts found to provide significant price discovery
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2010

After designating two bilateral Mid-Columbia (Mid-C) electricity contracts traded on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) as significant price discovery contracts (SPDC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), in July 9th orders, designated four additional ICE electricity contracts used in organized Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) markets as SPDCs