Category Archives: Commodity Trading

Final CFTC Rule – Swap Data Repositories: Access to SDR Data by Market Participants

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is adopting an interim final rule to  clarify the scope of permissible access by market participants to swap data and information maintained by a registered swap data repository (‘‘SDR’’). Specifically, the interim final rule … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Mining/Metals, 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

The Volcker Rule’s Impact on Foreign Banking Organizations

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the three federal banking agencies – the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – as well as the Securities … Continue reading

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

The Volcker Rule’s Impact on Banking Entities’ Ownership and Sponsorship of Structured Finance and Securitization Transactions

On December 10, 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released the long-awaited … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Dodd-Frank, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation, SEC

Presentation Materials: Examining the Newly Revised CFTC Position Limits Rule

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP hosted a webinar program on Wednesday, November 13, to address the proposed new position limits rule and how it will affect market participants. Click here to download the presentation materials.  An audio recording is available … Continue reading

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

CFTC Approves Position Limits Proposals

At its open meeting on November, 5, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved two Position Limits Proposals. With a 3-1 vote, the Commissioners approved Proposed Regulation on Position Limits for Derivatives. With a unanimous vote, the Commission also … Continue reading

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

Cadwalader to Host Webinar Examining the Newly Revised CFTC Position Limits Rule

Following the open meeting of the CFTC on November 5, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will host a webinar program to address the proposed new position limits rule and how it will affect your business. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:00 … Continue reading

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

CFTC to Hold Open Meeting to Consider Proposals on Position Limits

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. ET to consider: Position Limits for Derivatives Aggregation of Accounts Under Part 150, Position Limits Watch a webcast of the meeting … Continue reading

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

Cadwalader Shortlisted for 2013 Commodity Business Awards

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has been shortlisted for the 2013 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, FERC, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

ESMA Consults on the Extra-Territorial Application of EMIR

On 17 July 2013, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published a consultation paper (the “Consultation Paper”) on draft regulatory technical standards (“RTS”) aimed at implementing certain provisions of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”) relating to (a) the … Continue reading

Posted in Commodity Trading, EMIR, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation