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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

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CFTC Proposes Changes to Trade Option Rules for End Users

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has proposed several important changes that would alleviate the reporting and recordkeeping obligations of end users with respect to trade options (or provide by rule... Read more →

by   |   May 7, 2015

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CFTC to Shift Enforcement Actions to Administrative Courts

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... 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