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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 2 Oct 2013

CFTC issues no-action relief and interpretive guidance related to SEFs

As the date for compliance with swap execution facility (SEF) registration requirements approached, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 8 Aug 2013

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

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

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 3 Jul 2013

CTFC adopts final SEF, "available to trade" and block trade rules implications for end-users

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently adopted three final rules pursuant to Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 19 Apr 2013

Nearly at the buzzer, CFTC affords end-users relief from Dodd-Frank reporting requirements

On the brink of the compliance date for arguably one of the most burdensome requirements that end-users face under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 1 Feb 2013

Court rejects safe harbor defenses for futures customers

On January 4, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an opinion that strikes a significant blow against the

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 3 Jan 2013

Insurance safe harbor affords little certainty for non-US insurers

As market participants are aware, the definition of "swap" that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) added

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 2 Jan 2013

CFTC announces beginning of real-time reporting and swap dealer registration requirements and releases list of provisionally registered swap dealers

Today, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that final rules pertaining to: (1) real-time reporting of

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 21 Dec 2012

CFTC extends compliance dates for Dodd-Frank requirements necessitating amendments to existing trade documentation

On December 18, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), by private vote, adopted interim final rules (Interim Final Rules) to amend the

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2012

Court dismisses Chamber of Commerce and ICI lawsuit over amendments to CFTC Rule 4.5

On Wednesday, December 12, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a joint U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) and Investment Company Institute (ICI) lawsuit against the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) alleging that the CFTC violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) in adopting amendments to CFTC Rule 4.5 earlier this year

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 7 Dec 2012

CFTC issues relief from CPO registration to funds of funds, BDCs and family offices; NFA issues guidance on the annual affirmation requirement

On November 29 and December 4, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) issued a series of no-action letters that afford relief from registration as a commodity pool operator (CPO) to operators of certain funds of funds (the Fund of Funds Letter), business development companies (the BDC Letter) and family offices (the Family Offices Letter) that engage in commodity interest (i.e., futures, options and swaps) trading.

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