Monthly Archives: June 2013

Recent Developments in Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Supreme Court Grants EPA’s Petition for Certiorari in Transport Rule Case, and President Obama Issues Executive Directive to EPA Regarding Carbon Emissions

By Terence Healey and Sohair Aguirre On Monday, June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the United States Court of … Continue reading

Posted in CSAPR, Distressed Energy, Emissions, EPA, Power, Regulation, Renewables

SEC Issues Guidance on Conflict Minerals Rule

From Cadwalader’s Business Fraud Alert Newsletter On May 30, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidance related to the requirement that issuers disclose the use of conflict minerals in their products, as mandated by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street … Continue reading

Posted in Mining/Metals, Regulation, SEC

Vote Today! Derivatives Week Global Law Firm Derivatives Survey

Derivatives Intelligence & Derivatives Week have recently launched an online survey for Global Derivatives Law Firm of the Year.  The survey asks participants to rank law firms across multiple asset classes, regulation, tax, and many other areas. Please take a … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, Commodity Trading, Oil & Gas, Power

Final Rule – Process for Swaps Subject to the Trade Execution Requirement

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is adopting regulations that establish a process for a designated contract market (‘‘DCM’’) or swap execution facility (‘‘SEF’’) to make a swap subject to the trade execution requirement pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act … Continue reading

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

Final Rule – Core Principles and Other Requirements for Swap Execution Facilities

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is adopting new rules, guidance, and acceptable practices to implement certain statutory provisions enacted by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: 17 CFR Part 37 Core Principles and … Continue reading

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