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Futures & Derivatives Law Report: Energy Commodities – The Netherworld Between FERC and CFTC Jurisdiction

Paul J. Pantano, Jr. and Terence Healey authored an article entitled, “Energy Commodities – The Netherworld Between FERC and CFTC Jurisdiction” in the March issue of Futures & Derivatives Law Report. To view the full article, click here.

Posted in Articles, CFTC, Enforcement and Investigations, FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

Commodities Now: Washington – We Have a Problem

June 2012 offered the first serious insight into how international regulators intended to apply their new derivatives regulatory regimes to cross-border issues. On 29th June 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published its proposed guidance on the extraterritorial application … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, CFTC, Commodity Trading, Dodd-Frank, EMIR, MiFID, MiFIR, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

Electric Energy T&D – Generation Investors Step Up to the Plate: What’s FERC Pitching?

Existing and planned electric generation faces important headwinds to profitability and financing given lower electricity and capacity prices, a slow economy dip in demand, looming “big ticket” capital expenditures such as environmental regulation compliance, and competition among generators based on … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, FERC, Power, Regulation

Crain’s New York: In the Markets: Juicy Case of Insider Trading

Former Director of Enforcement for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and Cadwalader partner, Gregory Mocek, was quoted by Crain’s New York Business on the previous reluctance by Congress to give anti-insider trading authority to the CFTC. “[I]nsider trading was permitted because the government … Continue reading

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Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Strategies: A Big Stick, Rarely Used

Cadwalader partners John Rapisardi, Lary Stromfeld, Doug Mintz, Terence Workman and Tim Brown have authored “Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Strategies: A Big Stick, Rarely Used,” a chapter excerpt from Inside the Minds: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Strategies, a Thomson Reuters/Aspatore publication. This excerpt focuses on … Continue reading

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Reuters: After Lots of Talk, U.S. Commodity Crack-Down Nears

By Christopher Doering U.S. regulators this week will finalize their toughest crackdown yet on volatile oil and metal markets, concluding nearly four years of fierce debate over whether limits on speculative trade can tame prices. “I suspect there are going … Continue reading

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

Energy Risk Magazine Profiles Cadwalader’s Gregory Mocek

Former Director of Enforcement for the CFTC and Cadwalader partner, Gregory Mocek, speaks to Energy Risk Magazine’s Pauline McCallion about the new regulatory environment and his lifelong interest in commodities.  read the full article on Risk.net

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Bloomberg: Crude Oil Manipulation Suit May Fuel Debate on Speculation Rules

By Silla Brush and Joshua Gallu A U.S. lawsuit against two traders and three firms that allegedly manipulated prices for crude oil derivatives in 2008 may bolster calls for new speculative trading limits required by the Dodd-Frank Act. The Commodity … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, CFTC, Commodity Trading, Enforcement and Investigations, Regulation

Reuters: OTC Swaps Face Legal Void as CFTC Misses Deadline

By Christopher Doering The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, in the midst of writing dozens of new rules, has said it will miss the July 16 deadline for implementing rules that give it oversight of the $600-trillion global over-the-counter derivatives market.  … Continue reading

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Electric Energy T&D: U.S. Renewable Transmission and Interconnection Reform – Can’t Get There from Here?

Given the current turmoil in the Middle East and Japan, commodity market volatility, and remaining concerns regarding climate change, the conversation again has returned to renewable power development to diversify the United States generation fleet and create jobs. Existing high … Continue reading

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