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CFTC Proposes Guidance Clarifying that Certain Electric Capacity and Natural Gas Peaking Contracts are not “Swaps”

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Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has proposed guidance that certain capacity contracts in electric power markets and certain natural gas peaking supply contracts should not be considered “swaps” under the Commodity Exchange Act. The guidance does not provide a precise definition of the excluded contracts but identifies their common characteristics as follows: “[T]he natural gas and electric power […] Read more →

by   |   April 5, 2016

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CFTC Eliminates Certain Trade Option Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for End Users

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC approved a final rule today that removes trade option* reporting and recordkeeping requirements applicable to non-swap dealer/major swap participant counterparties... Read more →

by   |   March 16, 2016

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SEC Proposes New Resource Extraction Rule

Energy, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has proposed Rule 13q-1 and an amendment to Form SD to implement Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to disclosure of... Read more →

by   |   December 11, 2015

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CFTC Report Indicates CFTC Botched Swap Dealer De Minimis Exemption

Banking, Derivatives, Energy CFTC staff issued a preliminary report regarding the swap dealer de minimis exception. Under CFTC rules, market participants who exceed $8 billion in gross notional swap dealing... Read more →

by   |   November 18, 2015