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Recent SEC Comments on Issuers’ Disclosures of Loss Contingencies

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Litigation, Public Companies and Securities It is no secret that the SEC is expected to review disclosures regarding loss contingencies this year.  To see what may be ahead, we looked at some recent SEC comment letters regarding loss contingencies.  If the SEC notes a significant potential loss, they may ask pointed questions about it.  And if you talk about it […] Read more →

by   |   May 2, 2011


CFTC Provides Guidance on Exclusion of Forward Contracts from Definition of “Swap”

Banking, Derivatives, Energy In its joint proposed rule and guidance on product definitions with the SEC, the CFTC has provided guidance on the exclusion of forward contracts (with respect to nonfinancial... Read more →

by   |   May 1, 2011


Ordinary Consumer and Commercial Transactions Are Not Swaps Under Dodd-Frank

Consumer Protection, Derivatives As permitted by the Dodd-Frank Act,  the SEC and CFTC, in consultation with the Federal Reserve Board, have proposed to further define the term “swap.”  Commenters on an... Read more →

by   |   April 29, 2011


Treasury Proposes to Exempt FX Swaps and Forwards From Dodd-Frank

Derivatives The Treasury Department has proposed to exempt foreign exchange swaps and forwards from certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that regulate derivative transactions.   Section... Read more →

by   |   April 29, 2011