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Monthly futures exchange issuance report: February 2015
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2015

This month, CME Group announced fines totaling $1.75 million against derivatives broker Newedge USA for violations of exchange rules in certain metal


Monthly futures exchange issuance report: March 2015
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

This report summarizes selected material notices from CME Group and ICE Futures, with a particular focus on energy. It is not intended to a be a


FERC approved settlement with Twin Cities
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2014

On December 30,2014, the Commission approved four Stipulation and Consent Agreements (Agreements) between the Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and


Barclays motion to dismiss raises significant issues about FERC jurisdiction
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2014

After an investigation of actions in the western electricity markets by Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays"), Daniel Brin, Scott Connelly, Karen Levine


Second Circuit upholds CFTC enforcement action for manipulative trading of electricity contracts
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently upheld a civil enforcement action by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), which found that a New York Mercantile Exchange broker "knowingly" manipulated settlement prices for electricity future contracts on behalf of Avista Energy, Inc. in 1998


Enforcement authority under the Commodities Exchange Act undercut by US v. Radley
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2009

On September 17, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas dismissed a twenty-six count indictment brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") and U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") against four former BP employees for allegedly attempting to manipulate the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation ("TET") propane market in 2004


CFTC finds two monthly Mid-C electricity contracts are SPDCs
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2010

On June 25, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued orders addressing four contracts under its authority under Section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to designate contracts, agreements or transactions as performing a significant price discovery function


Force majeure provisions in power purchase agreements
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2009

Recently Energy Risk magazine featured an article regarding "Force Majeure Provisions for Power Contracts."


Oil and gas fraud working group to focus on energy markets
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

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


Connecting market manipulation’s dots
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2011

FERC recently issued orders in two fully adjudicated cases of alleged market manipulation