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CFTC Approves Final Rule on End-User Exception

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Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has approved its final rule on the so-called “end-user exception” to the Dodd-Frank Act’s mandatory clearing requirement applicable to swaps required to be cleared (roughly, standardized swaps). Under the exception, as provided by the Act, a swap counterparty may elect not to clear a swap if the counterparty: (i) Is not a “financial […] Read more →

by   |   July 13, 2012


CFTC Starts Clock on Numerous Compliance Requirements by Approving Final Definition of “Swap”

Derivatives, Energy In a joint rulemaking with the SEC announced here, the CFTC voted today to approve a final rule defining the term “swap,” which will trigger compliance requirements under... Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2012

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CFTC Definition of “Swap” Addresses “Forward Contract Exclusion”

Derivatives, Energy According to CFTC statements made today, the CFTC’s final “swap” definition rule follows the basic framework set out in the proposed rule with respect to the statutory... Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2012

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CFTC Issues Interpretation on Consumer and Commercial Transactions that are Not “Swaps”

Banking, Derivatives The CFTC is issuing an interpretation that certain consumer and commercial transactions that have not previously been considered “swaps” do not fall within the statutory... Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2012