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Dodd-Frank Derivatives

CFTC Beats Kraft’s Motion to Dismiss on Novel Claim


Derivatives, Litigation In the first case of its kind, the CFTC accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the Commodities Exchange Act and related Regulation 180.1. Regulation 180.1 makes it unlawful to recklessly employ manipulative devices.  Most would have though enforcement would have been directed at […] Read more →

by   |   December 22, 2015

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CFTC Adopts Final Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps

Banking, Derivatives The CFTC has approved a final rule on margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs). The new regulation addresses margin... Read more →

by   |   December 16, 2015

transition to Sell Securities Using Bitcoin Blockchain Technology

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Derivatives, Public Companies and Securities has filed this Form S-3 which proposes to sell securities using Bitcoin blockchain technology.  The S-3 has not yet been declared effective. First question: What... Read more →

by   |   December 8, 2015


FAST Act Fixes Dodd-Frank Swap Glitch

Derivatives Although primarily a transportation bill, the FAST Act contains other provisions, including provisions simplifying securities laws and another provision fixing the Dodd-Frank... Read more →

by   |   December 7, 2015