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Mayer Brown | USA | 5 Nov 2018

Court Finds That Virtual Currency Is a CommodityFor the Time Being

On September 26, 2018, a US federal court found that virtual currency constitutes a class of items that are commodities under the Commodity Exchange


Mayer Brown | USA | 5 Jun 2018

Volcker Rule Revisions Proposed by Agencies

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), the Office of the


Mayer Brown | USA | 4 Nov 2016

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes Changes to Cross-Border Swaps Framework and Extends Phase-In Period for Reduction of the De Minimis Threshold

On October 11, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") issued for public comment proposed rules and interpretations (the "Proposal")


Mayer Brown | USA | 25 Aug 2016

CFTC Enforcement Action Underscores Rule That Retail Forex Dealers Cannot Guarantee Customer Losses

On August 18, 2016, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed its first enforcement action against a registered retail foreign


Mayer Brown | USA | 6 Jan 2014

CFTC seeks comment on November 14 advisory on cross-border “transaction-level requirements”; staff extends relief until September 15

On January 3, 2014, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) invited public comment on a Staff Advisory1 issued on November 14, 2013, and


Mayer Brown | USA | 19 Dec 2013

Final regulation implementing the Volcker Rule

Introduction On December 10, 2013, the five US federal financial regulators (the "Agencies") approved joint final regulations (the "Final


Mayer Brown | USA | 4 Dec 2013

CFTC sued on extraterritorial application of Dodd-Frank swap rules

On December 4, 2013, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Institute


Mayer Brown | USA | 2 Aug 2013

CFTC issues interpretive guidance regarding the cross-border application of US swap regulations

On July 12, 2013, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") approved the issuance of an interpretive guidance and policy statement (the


Mayer Brown | USA | 17 Jul 2013

The CFTC’s July 12, 2013 cross-border exemptive order

On July 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") issued a time-limited exemptive order (the "Order") under Commodity Exchange Act


Mayer Brown | USA | 31 Dec 2012

CFTC issues a final, time-limited exemptive order and proposes further guidance regarding cross-border regulation of swaps

On December 21, 2012, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") issued a release (the "Release") containing a final exemptive order (the

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