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An end-user's guide to the CFTC's final cross-border guidance

USA - August 8 2013 Last month, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued final interpretive guidance with respect to the cross-border application of…

Jacob Dweck, R. Michael Sweeney, Jr., Catherine M. Krupka, David T. McIndoe

Coming soon - mandatory clearing of interest rate swaps under EMIR

European Union - September 1 2015 On August 6, 2015, the European Commission (EC) adopted new rules that will require the clearing of certain over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate…

Meltem F. Kodaman, Raymond A. Ramirez

Bankruptcy safe harbors under attack

USA - August 12 2013 The "safe harbor" provisions of the Bankruptcy Code protect firms that trade derivatives, and other participants in financial and commodity markets…

Jacob Dweck, R. Michael Sweeney, Jr., Catherine M. Krupka, David T. McIndoe

December 31, 2021, changes to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) are coming—will you be ready?

Global, USA - August 21 2018 Dramatic changes are on the horizon for the most widely used benchmarks for interest, investment and derivatives rates: the London Interbank Offered…

Lizet Steele

New CFTC rules provide broad enhancement of protections for customers of FCMs - but at a cost

USA - November 13 2013 On October 30, 2013, in a 3-1 vote, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or the Commission) approved final rules that significantly…

Mark D. Sherrill, Brian Barrett, Catherine M. Krupka, David T. McIndoe