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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 3 Nov 2020

CFTC Adopts New Position Limits Rules -- The Impact on Private Fund Managers

On Oct. 15, 2020, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") adopted a "Final Rule"1 on a new position limits regime that covers 25 physical…
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Sefton Fross | Nigeria | 4 Aug 2020

Non-deliverable forwards as a hedging tool for currency volatility in Nigeria

The Nigeria currency has been under a lot of pressure in recent times, owing to decrease in export earnings due to the instability in price of crude…
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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados | European Union, Spain | 10 Apr 2019

Informe estadístico de ESMA sobre los fondos de inversión alternativa en la Unión Europea

El universo de los fondos de inversión alternativa (FIAs) comercializados en la Unión Europea incluye diferentes tipos de entidades de inversión…
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Baker McKenzie | European Union, Singapore, USA | 10 Apr 2019

Mutual Recognition for Singapore and US, EU Derivatives Trading Venues

Exercising its powers under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently passed the: to respectively…
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Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 10 Apr 2019

When Can Futures Commission Merchants and Broker-Dealers Be Deemed Banks?

On March 21, 2019, an Illinois appellate court, for the first time, addressed the liability of a futures commission merchant (FCM) or broker-dealer…
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Mayer Brown | USA | 21 Feb 2019

Indices: The Good, the Bad and Knowing the Difference

An issuer comes to us and asks if it can link its debt security to an index. This seemingly simple question (if the index is the S&P 500 Index, for…
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Mayer Brown | Hong Kong | 18 Dec 2018

Hong Kong: Tightening the Reins on Cryptocurrency

On 1 November 2018, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued a statement and circular that expanded its regulatory reach over…
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Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2018

Federal District Court Dismisses CFTC Price Manipulation Claims and Resets the Standard of Intent Debate

Few price manipulation cases brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ever go to trial. The CFTC case filed against the trading…
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 7 Dec 2018

CFTC Publishes Primer on Smart Contracts

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) recently published a detailed primer on smart contracts. The Primer discusses their functionality…
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Ropes & Gray LLP | USA | 7 Dec 2018

Screaming into a Pit: CFTC Gets Empty Response to Market Manipulation Claims

In an opinion released on November 30, 2018, Federal Circuit Judge Richard Sullivan dismissed a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading…
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