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CFTC Issues Final Interpretation on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality

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Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC published a final interpretation clarifying its seven-element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality (EVO). The final interpretation provides that a contract for deferred delivery of a physical commodity (i.e., a forward contract) that contains EVO will fall within the forward contract exclusion, and thus not be regulated as an option, […] Read more →

by   |   May 26, 2015


Massachusetts Moves to Block Regulation A+

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has filed a petition for review of Regulation A+.  The Secretary is asking that the rule be vacated because it is arbitrary,... Read more →

by   |   May 26, 2015

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SEC Updates EDGAR for Regulation A+

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has updated its EDGAR Filer Manual to document changes being made to accommodate Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act. EDGAR will be updated to add Regulation A submission... Read more →

by   |   May 26, 2015


Proxy Access – Week of May 17 – The Trend Is Less Clear

Public Companies and Securities During the week of May 17, 2015, 8-Ks were filed that disclosed six shareholder sponsored proxy access proposals passed and five failed.  All required three percent ownership for... Read more →

by   |   May 22, 2015