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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 28 Mar 2019

New Swaps Proficiency Requirements for All Swap-related Associated Persons

On March 25, 2019, the National Futures Association (NFA) published amendments to NFA Bylaw 301 and Compliance Rule 2-24 to require all associated

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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 12 Oct 2018

CFTC Chairman Giancarlo's White Paper: Cross-Border Swaps Regulation 2.0

On October 1, 2018, the Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a long-awaited white paper titled “Cross-Border

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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 16 Jul 2018

LIBOR’s Final Chapter: Practical Considerations for Buy Side Market Participants

Background LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) and other interbank offered rates (IBORs) are interest rate benchmarks that are widely used for many

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Sidley Austin LLP | USA, Global, Hong Kong | 16 Nov 2017

Derivatives Quarterly Newsletter: 3rd Quarter 2017

On July 6, 2017, the CFTC issued an order to LedgerX LLC (LedgerX), granting it registration as a SEF (SEF Order). In addition, on July 24, 2017

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Sidley Austin LLP | USA, United Kingdom, European Union, etc. | 21 Feb 2017

Derivatives Quarterly Newsletter: 4th Quarter 2016

On October 11, 2016, the CFTC proposed rules (Proposed Cross-Border Rules) that address the cross-border application of certain of the CFTC's swaps

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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 9 Nov 2016

CFTC Proposes Cross-Border Swap Rule, Revisits 2013 Cross-Border Swap Guidance

On October 11, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the CFTC) proposed a rule (the Proposed Rule) that addresses the cross-border

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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 13 May 2016

CFTC Proposes Major Changes Affecting RTOISO Markets

On May 10, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a press release announcing proposed amendments (the Proposed Amendments) to

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Sidley Austin LLP | USA, Asia-Pacific, Singapore, etc. | 25 Jan 2016

Sidley Derivatives Quarterly - Q4 2015

On November 24, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted unanimously to issue proposed rules regulating automated trading

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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 20 Jan 2016

Prudential Regulators and CFTC Adopt Margin Rules for Non-Cleared Swaps

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank)1 mandates the margining of bilateral swaps and security-based swaps that

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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 28 Oct 2015

Derivatives quarterly newsletter - October 28, 2015

On August 13, 2015, the Divisions of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO), Clearing and Risk and Market Oversight of the U.S. Commodity

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