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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA, Global | 30 Jun 2016

CFTC Update: CFTC Issues Final Rule on Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps

On May 31, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) published in the Federal Register a final rule (the “Final Rule”) addressing

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 14 Jan 2014

CFTC proposes new position limits and aggregation rules

On November 5, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) approved proposed new position limits rules (“Position Limits

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 6 Jan 2014

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission sign MOUs on jurisdiction and information sharing

Signed into law by President Obama in July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act mandated, among many other things

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 7 Nov 2013

CFTC update: CFTC proposes new position limits and aggregation rules

On November 5, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "Commission" or "CFTC") approved proposed position limits rules (the "Proposed

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 26 Apr 2013

New SEC & CFTC rules regarding identity theft programs for private fund advisers

In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") to add

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 11 Jan 2013

Energy trading market: update from the regulatory front

The past year has seen the US energy trading markets face more regulatory scrutiny and uncertainty than ever before. For years, the US energy trading

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 27 Aug 2012

Key implications of the “ISDA August 2012 Dodd-Frank Protocol” for corporate end-users

In the effort to implement the far-reaching restructuring of the over-the-counter derivatives market contemplated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), two particular developments currently stand out for corporate end-users.

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 27 Jul 2012

CFTC update: product rules defining swap and security-based swap

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted final rules defining the terms “swap” and “security-based swap” and providing related interpretive guidance on a wide range of issues.

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 13 Jul 2012

Proposed guidance on cross-border application of swaps provisions of Dodd-Frank & proposed interpretive order regarding phased compliance program

On June 29, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC” or the “Commission”) approved two notices addressing the application of certain swap provisions under The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) to U.S. and non-U.S. swap dealers (“SDs”), major swap participants (“MSPs”) and their foreign affiliates, and other related issues.

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 22 May 2012

CFTC update: eligible contract participant definition and Retail Forex Pools

On April 18th, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”, and together with the CFTC, the “Commissions”) adopted joint final rules further defining the terms “swap dealer” (“SD”), “security-based swap dealer” (“SBSD”), “major swap participant” (“MSP”), “major security-based swap participant” (“MSBSP”), and “eligible contract participant” (“ECP”) (the “Final Rules”).

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