Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cadwalader Recognized by Financial Times Innovative Lawyers for Work on Prominent Energy Deals

Cadwalader again ranked among the top 25 Most Innovative Law Firms in the annual Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers report released today. Cadwalader was highly commended in Energy for advising American Renewables on one of the largest biomass financings, the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, Distressed Energy, Energy Infrastructure, Finance, Oil & Gas, Power, Renewables

First Ever Admission of Violation in FERC Manipulation Action

On November 19, 2012, FERC approved a settlement agreement between its Office of Enforcement and Gila River Power LLC (“Gila River”) addressing market manipulation claims related to activity in California.  As part of the settlement agreement, Gila River admits to … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, Enforcement and Investigations, FERC, Power, Regulation

Revisions to CFTC Cross Border Guidance Discussed by Global Regulators at GMAC Meeting

By Doron Ezickson and Adam Topping The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is considering revised staff proposals relating to the definition of “U.S. Person”, the availability of “substituted compliance” and the cross border aggregation of swaps, each modifying the … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Dodd-Frank, Regulation

Final Rule – Adaptation of Regulations To Incorporate Swaps

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act established a comprehensive new statutory framework for swaps and security-based swaps. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is making a number of conforming amendments to integrate the CFTC’s regulations more fully … Continue reading

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