Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cadwalader Nominated for 2012 Commodity Business Awards

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has been nominated for the 2012 Commodity Business Awards in Excellence in Commodities: Legal. The Commodity Business Awards honor those companies that are making a significant impact on the way commodity business is conducted – … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, CFTC, Commodity Trading, Dodd-Frank, Enforcement and Investigations, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

FERC Denies Waiver for Long-Term Capacity Release

By Ken Irvin and Ryan Norfolk By letter order issued September 17, 2012, FERC denied Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC’s (“Columbia”) request for a waiver of FERC’s regulations restricting long-term capacity release transactions at rates exceeding the maximum applicable rate.  Columbia … Continue reading

Posted in FERC, Oil & Gas, Regulation

Final Rule – Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading Relationship Documentation Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is adopting regulations to implement certain provisions of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act): 17 CFR Part 23 Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Dodd-Frank, Regulation

Final Rule – Amendments to Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor Regulations Resulting From the Dodd-Frank Act

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is amending its regulations governing the operations and activities of commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs) in order to have those regulations reflect changes made to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Dodd-Frank, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

Implications of the D.C. Circuit Court Decision in EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

The August 21, 2012 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule marks a material interpretation of EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act – an “unsettling” departure from judicial … Continue reading

Posted in Distressed Energy, Emissions, EPA, Events, Regulation, Tax