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Mayer Brown | USA | 16 Nov 2018

CFTC Permanently Sets the Swap Dealer De Minimis Threshold at $8 Billion and Determines Not to Adopt Other Proposed Changes

On November 5, 2018, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") finalized an amendment to the de minimis exception within the swap dealer

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Mayer Brown | USA | 19 Jul 2018

A Septimana Mirabilis ("Wondrous Week") in Interest Rate Benchmark Reform?

Although it may not rival the annus mirabilis of 1905 in the history of science,1 the week of July 9, 2018 will certainly stand out for its high

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Mayer Brown | USA | 4 Nov 2016

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes Changes to Cross-Border Swaps Framework and Extends Phase-In Period for Reduction of the De Minimis Threshold

On October 11, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") issued for public comment proposed rules and interpretations (the "Proposal")

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Mayer Brown | USA | 25 Aug 2016

CFTC Enforcement Action Underscores Rule That Retail Forex Dealers Cannot Guarantee Customer Losses

On August 18, 2016, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed its first enforcement action against a registered retail foreign

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Mayer Brown | USA | 8 Aug 2016

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes Rule Amendments to Liberalize and Clarify Exemptions from Intermediary Registration for Persons Outside the United States

In Brief On August 5, 2016, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that, if adopted as

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Mayer Brown | USA | 21 Dec 2015

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Adopts Final Margin Rules, Leaves Cross-Border Application for Future Rulemaking

On December 16, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) adopted a final rule to establish minimum margin requirements for registered

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Mayer Brown | USA | 5 Dec 2014

CFTC staff liberalizes conditions of clearing no-action relief for eligible Treasury affiliates

In No-Action letter 14-144 ("Letter 14-144"), the Division of Clearing and Risk of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "Division")

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Mayer Brown | USA | 29 Apr 2014

CFTC issues no-action relief to manager of a collateralized loan obligation for failure to register as a commodity trading advisor

By Letter No. 14-57 dated April 11, 2014 (Letter), the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary

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Mayer Brown | USA | 6 Jan 2014

CFTC seeks comment on November 14 advisory on cross-border “transaction-level requirements”; staff extends relief until September 15

On January 3, 2014, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) invited public comment on a Staff Advisory1 issued on November 14, 2013, and

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Mayer Brown | USA | 4 Dec 2013

CFTC sued on extraterritorial application of Dodd-Frank swap rules

On December 4, 2013, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Institute

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