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Mayer Brown | USA | 2 May 2019

Federal Reserve Proposes Significant Revisions to Regulatory Control Rules

On April 23, 2019, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) approved a long-awaited proposal (the “Control Proposal” or

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Mayer Brown | USA | 16 Nov 2018

CFTC Permanently Sets the Swap Dealer De Minimis Threshold at $8 Billion and Determines Not to Adopt Other Proposed Changes

On November 5, 2018, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") finalized an amendment to the de minimis exception within the swap dealer

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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

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Mayer Brown | USA | 19 Jul 2018

A Septimana Mirabilis ("Wondrous Week") in Interest Rate Benchmark Reform?

Although it may not rival the annus mirabilis of 1905 in the history of science,1 the week of July 9, 2018 will certainly stand out for its high

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Mayer Brown | USA | 8 Aug 2016

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes Rule Amendments to Liberalize and Clarify Exemptions from Intermediary Registration for Persons Outside the United States

In Brief On August 5, 2016, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that, if adopted as

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Mayer Brown | USA | 16 May 2016

US CFTC Proposes to Restore Private Rights of Action to Electric Market Participants Against Grid Operators

In Brief On May 10, 2016, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a proposed amendment to its 2013 RTOISO Order1 that would

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Mayer Brown | USA | 13 Apr 2016

CFTC and SEC Propose That Certain Electric Power Capacity and Natural Gas Peaking Contracts Are Not “Swaps”

On April 4, 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), after consultation with the

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Mayer Brown | USA | 18 Sep 2015

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission finds Bitcoin to be a commodity

On September 17, 2015, in an order in the Matter of Coinflip, Inc., dba Derivabit, and Francisco Riordan, Respondents, CFTC Docket No., 15-29, the

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Mayer Brown | USA | 24 Aug 2015

Corporate renewable energy purchases can trigger Dodd-Frank swap reporting requirements

Corporate purchases of renewable energy are on the rise in the United States. According to the American Wind Energy Association, almost 25 percent of

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Mayer Brown | USA | 29 Apr 2014

CFTC issues no-action relief to manager of a collateralized loan obligation for failure to register as a commodity trading advisor

By Letter No. 14-57 dated April 11, 2014 (Letter), the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary

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