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Connecting market manipulation’s dots
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2011

FERC recently issued orders in two fully adjudicated cases of alleged market manipulation


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 Audit Report Provides Guidance Regarding Reporting Of Uplift And Capacity Payments In Electric Quarterly Reports
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2016

On October 14, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued an order approving an audit report providing guidance regarding how to


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


Oil and gas fraud working group to focus on energy markets
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

On April 21, 2011, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the formation of an Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group to focus specifically on the detection of fraud in the energy markets


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


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


Position limits rule would limit swap positions
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Exercising new authority Congress conferred on it in the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), in a January 13 rulemaking proposal the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposes to impose limit on holdings of certain derivatives, including swaps linked to energy commodity prices


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


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"