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CFTC to Shift Enforcement Actions to Administrative Courts

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Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Litigation The CFTC plans to revive the use of administrative courts to bring enforcement actions for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations, according to recent remarks by Aitan Goelman, Director of the Division of Enforcement (reported here by Reuters). This marks a shift from the agency’s practice in recent years of prosecuting such […] Read more →

by   |   March 21, 2015

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Illegal “Wash Sales” in Futures Contracts Result in $35 Million Fine

Banking, Derivatives, Energy On December 18, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a Consent Order against a foreign bank (the “Bank”), imposing a civil monetary penalty of... Read more →

by   |   December 22, 2014

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CFTC Proposes Important Clarification on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has published an important proposed clarification to its seven element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality (EVO). The proposed... Read more →

by   |   November 22, 2014

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CFTC Finalizes Rule to Exclude Swaps with Municipal Utilities From $25 Million De Minimis Swap Dealer Threshold

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has published its final rule to exclude most swaps used for hedging purposes by municipal and other governmental utilities from counting against the $25 million swap... Read more →

by   |   October 6, 2014