Monthly Archives: January 2014

FERC Enforcement Director Calls for Legislative Fix to Address Hunter Decision

On January 15, 2014, Mr. Norman Bay, Director of the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), testified at a Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection hearing entitled “Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical … Continue reading

Posted in FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive: Agreement in Principle on Revised European Rules

On 14 January 2014 the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a high-level agreement in principle on updating the rules for the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).  Further technical issues that remain … Continue reading

Posted in Commodity Trading, Enforcement and Investigations, MiFID, MiFIR, Oil & Gas, Power

FERC and CFTC Reach Agreement on Information Sharing and Jurisdiction

After a fair amount of back-channel arm-twisting, the two agencies with principal (and sometimes overlapping) jurisdiction over energy commodities have reached agreement on two memoranda of understanding (“MOUs”) required by the Dodd-Frank Act.  On January 2, 2014, the Federal Energy … Continue reading

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