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SEC Finds Pre-IPO Transactions Were Unlawful Security-Based Swaps

Derivatives, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC announced that Equidate Inc. agreed to settle charges that it violated federal securities laws by failing to register security-based swaps that were offered and sold online to shareholders in pre-IPO companies. Equidate did not admit or deny the SEC’s findings. The SEC instituted an order finding that Equidate sought to provide liquidity for […] Read more →

by   |   December 6, 2016

CFTC Approves Final Rule for Filing Chief Compliance Officer Annual Reports

Derivatives The CFTC approved a final rule amending a CFTC regulation addressing the timing for filing chief compliance officer annual reports for certain registrants. The final rule amends... Read more →

by   |   November 13, 2016

CFTC Extends Exemptions of RTO Energy Products to Bar Private Rights of Action

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC quelled a controversy that had emerged regarding its proposed exemption of certain specified energy products transacted in Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) by... Read more →

by   |   October 24, 2016

CFTC Extends Swap Dealer De Minimis Phase-In Period

Derivatives As has been rumored in recent weeks, the CFTC has adopted an order establishing December 31, 2018 as the swap dealer registration de minimis threshold phase-in termination date.... Read more →

by   |   October 13, 2016