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Bracewell LLP | USA | 27 Sep 2017

The CFTC Wants You To Turn Yourself In

On September 25, 2017, James McDonald, Director of the Division of Enforcement (“Division”) at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 10 May 2011

CFTC proposes a swap product definition and capital requirements under Dodd-Frank

At a public meeting on April 27, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or the Commission) proposed two new rulemakings pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) to address: (i) the further definition of certain products regulated by the Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Dodd-Frank, including "swap"; and (ii) capital requirements for non-bank swap dealers and major swap participants (SDMSPs).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 25 Apr 2011

Oil and gas fraud working group to focus on energy markets

On April 21, 2011, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the formation of an Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group to focus specifically on the detection of fraud in the energy markets.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 10 Dec 2010

CFTC proposes definitions for "swap dealer" and "major swap participant"

On December 1, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted out a proposed rulemaking to set final definitions for the key Dodd-Frank terms "Swap Dealer" and "Major Swap Participant," among others.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 9 Dec 2010

Regulators propose definitions that will determine the scope of their regulation of swaps and security-based swaps

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 8, 2010, jointly proposed rules to define "swap dealer," "security-based swap dealer," "major swap participant," "major security-based swap participant," and "eligible contract participant" as these terms are used in amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ('34 Act) enacted in Title VII of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank), which President Obama signed into law on July 21, 2010.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 8 Nov 2010

CFTC proposes anti-manipulation rules to implement Dodd-Frank

On October 26, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed rules on market manipulation and false reporting implementing new statutory authority under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 4 Oct 2010

CFTC addresses reporting of pre-enactment swaps

On October 1, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission conducted a public meeting at which it discussed and unanimously approved the issuance of an Interim Final Rule regarding the reporting of "pre-enactment" swaps (swaps that remained outstanding on July 21, 2010, the date of enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 27 Sep 2010

CFTC to address requirements for reporting

On October 1, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will conduct a public meeting to discuss the issuance of an "Interim Final Rule" requiring the reporting of "pre-enactment" swaps (swaps that were entered into prior to July 21, 2010, the date of enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2010

CFTC designates four additional electricity contracts as SPDCs

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued two orders on July 9, 2010, designating four monthly electricity contracts as Significant Price Discovery Contracts (SPDC) pursuant to section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 1 Jul 2010

Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2010

On June 30, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") passed the House of Representatives and is now heading to the Senate floor with the expectation of enactment soon after the Independence Day holiday.

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