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CFTC's Title VII Roadmap and SEC’s Title VII Roadmap for the derivatives markets on the key provisions and regulatory rulemakings.

News and Legal Alerts

September 1, 2015

Legal Alert: CFTC Fines Summit Energy Services, Inc. for Violating CTA Registration Rules Under the Commodity Exchange Act
February 4, 2015

Sutherland Crossword Puzzle - Puzzled by Dodd-Frank? 
Puzzle | Answer Key
June 22, 2015

Legal Alert: CFTC Grants No-Action Relief to Commodity Pool Operators with Respect to Certain Insurance-Linked Securitization Vehicles
January 16, 2015

Legal Alert: CFTC Expands Existing Clearing Relief for Treasury Affiliates
December 23, 2014

Legal Alert: ESMA Issues Revision of the Technical Standards on Reporting under Article 9 of EMIR
November 24, 2014

Legal Alert: CFTC Clarifies Dealer Requirement to Notify Customers of Right to Segregation of Initial Margin for Uncleared Swaps
November 4, 2014

Legal Alert: ESMA Issues Final Draft Standards for the Central Clearing of Certain Interest Rate Swaps under EMIR
October 15, 2014

Legal Alert: Regulators Publish Re-proposed Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
September 24, 2014

Legal Alert: ISDA Section 2(a)(iii) Amendment Limits Prerogatives of Non-Defaulting Parties
July 22, 2014

Legal Alert: CFTC Division of Market Oversight Releases Questions for June 19 Roundtable on Position Limits
June 18, 2014

Legal Alert: NFA Issues Revised Forms CPO-PQR and CTA-PR
June 9, 2014

Legal Alert: Storm Clouds Continue to Gather Over Bankruptcy Code’s Safe Harbors
May 29, 2014

Legal Alert: CFTC Interprets “Swap” Definition In the Context of Longevity Risk Transfer
May 28, 2014

Legal Alert: CFTC Adopts Streamlined Approach for Delegation of CPO Registration
May 19, 2014

Legal Alert: European Commission Requests Comments on Treatment of Foreign Exchange Instruments Under EMIR
April 24, 2014

Legal Alert: CFTC Affords Market Participants a “Second Bite” at the Swap Recordkeeping and Reporting Rules
April 2, 2014

Legal Alert: CFTC Certifies Two More “Available to Trade” Determinations
February 5, 2014

Legal Alert: Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors: Are Enhanced Customer Protections on the Horizon?
January 30, 2014

Legal Alert: CFTC Certifies Additional “Available to Trade” Designation: Certain Interest Rate Swaps Must Be Executed on a SEF or DCM Beginning in February
January 27, 2014

Legal Alert: CPO and CTA Annual Affirmation of Exemptions Due in March
January 22, 2014

Legal Alert: Update: An End-User’s Guide to the CFTC’s Final Cross-Border Guidance
January 21, 2014

Legal Alert: CFTC Certifies First “Available to Trade” Designation: Certain Interest Rate Swaps Must be Executed on a SEF or DCM Beginning on February 15, 2014
January 16, 2014

Legal Alert: Final Volcker Rule: Update and Key Takeaways
January 13, 2014

Legal Alert: Federal Agencies Issue Final Volcker Rule
December 13, 2013

Legal Alert: New CFTC Rules Provide Broad Enhancement of Protections for Customers of FCMs - But at a Cost
November 13, 2013

Legal Alert: IRS Issues Final Regulations Regarding Transfers of Derivative Contracts
November 11, 2013

Legal Alert: The U.S. Banking Agencies Propose a Liquidity Coverage Ratio: What it Means for End Users
November 6, 2013

Legal Alert: CFTC Issues No-Action Relief and Interpretive Guidance Related to SEFs
October 2, 2013

Legal Alert: CFTC Finalizes Harmonization Rules: Advisers to RICs Benefit From “Substituted Compliance” for Many Obligations
August 26, 2013

Legal Alert: CFTC Issues Highly Anticipated Harmonization Rules
August 13, 2013

Legal Alert: Bankruptcy Safe Harbors Under Attack
August 12, 2013

Legal Alert: An End-User’s Guide to the CFTC’s Final Cross-Border Guidance
August 8, 2013

Legal Alert: CFTC Adopts Final SEF, “Available to Trade” and Block Trade Rules – Implications for End-Users
July 3, 2013

Legal Alert: Amendments to CFTC Rule 4.5 Affecting Advisers to Registered Investment Companies Upheld
June 27, 2013

Legal Alert: Nearly at the Buzzer, CFTC Affords End-Users Relief from Dodd - Frank Reporting Requirements
April 19, 2013

Legal Alert: ISDA Accepting Comments on Draft Dodd-Frank "Protocol 2.0"
February 5, 2013

Legal Alert: Court Rejects Safe Harbor Defenses for Futures Customers
February 1, 2013

Legal Alert: The CPO and CTA Regulatory Regimes: What Operators of and Advisers to Commodity Pools Should Expect in 2013
January 17, 2013

Legal Alert: CFTC Announces Beginning of Real-Time Reporting and Swap Dealer Registration Requirements and Releases List of Provisionally Registered Swap Dealers
January 2, 2013

Sutherland Crossword Puzzle - Puzzled by Dodd-Frank? | Answer Key
May 8, 2012

Legal Alert: Assignment of the Times:  New Tax Rules Respond to Concerns Regarding Assignment of Derivative Contracts Required by Dodd-Frank
July 25, 2011

Legal Alert: CFTC Issues Final Order to Provide Temporary Relief from Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act Slated to Become Effective on July 16, 2011 and Releases Agenda for Upcoming Meetings
July 15, 2011

Coming Changes for Derivatives Users
July 6, 2011 Reprinted with permission Law360

Legal Alert: SEC Proposes Business Conduct Standards for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants
June 30. 2011

Derivatives Documentation for Energy End-Users
June 6, 2011 Reprinted with permission Law360

Sutherland Crossword Puzzle - Puzzled by Dodd-Frank? 
Puzzle | Answer Key
May 9, 2011

Legal Alert: CFTC Extends Most, But Not All, Proposed Rule Comment Periods; Lawmakers Propose Extension of Title VII's Deadline
May 6, 2011

Legal Alert: U.S. Treasury Secretary Proposes to Exempt FX Swaps and FX Forwards from Dodd-Frank's "Swap" Definition
April 29, 2011

Legal Alert: CFTC Proposes Key Rulemakings that Complete the "Mosaic" of Proposed Rules to Implement Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act
April 28, 2011

Legal Alert: CFTC and SEC Seek Public Input on the Timetable for Effective Dates of Final Rules to Implement Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act
April 15, 2011

Legal Alert: Proposed Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps Could Significantly Increase the Costs Associated with Over-the-Counter Swap Transactions and May Apply to Some End-Users
April 13, 2011

Dodd-Frank's Eye on Energy Cos.' Use of Derivatives
April 7, 2011 Reprinted with permission Law360

Legal Alert: Chairman Gensler Outlines Timeline for Finalizing and Implementing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Dodd-Frank Rulemakings
March 18, 2011

Legal Alert: Comments Sought on Proposed Interpretive Order on Disruptive Practices Due May 17
March 18, 2011

Dodd-Frank Title VII Update: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? 10 Important Issues Facing Derivatives Users
February 23, 2011

Legal Alert: CFTC Proposes Rules to Continue to Allow Agricultural Swaps and Commodity Options and to Supplement Previously Proposed Swap Documentation Requirements
January 21, 2011

Legal Alert: CFTC Issues Two Additional Proposed Rules Under the Dodd-Frank Act at Its First Open Meeting of 2011
January 14, 2011

Legal Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Rulemakings—End-User Update
January 7, 2011

Legal Alert: CFTC Issues Sixth Series of Proposed Rules Under Dodd-Frank Including Rules to Further Define Swap Entities
December 2, 2010

'Dodd-Frank' is next storm to weather for energy companies
October 4-8, 2010 Reprinted with permission Houston Business Journal

Secretary of the Treasury Seeks Input on Whether Foreign Exchange Swaps and Foreign Exchange Forwards Should Be Regulated as Swaps Under Dodd-Frank
October 29, 2010

Legal Alert: CFTC to Create a Position Reporting System for Certain Physical Commodity Swaps
October 21, 2010

Legal Alert: CFTC Solicits Comments on How the Trading of Agricultural Swaps Should Be Governed
October 20, 2010

Legal Alert: CFTC Issues Interim Final Rule With Respect to Reporting Requirements for Pre-Enactment Swaps
October 5, 2010

Legal Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Creates Significant Changes in Bankruptcy Law Affecting Derivatives and Other Trading Counterparties
September 22, 2010

Legal Alert: SEC and CFTC Request Comments on Significant Defined Terms in Title VII of Dodd-Frank
September 14, 2010

Legal Alert: CFTC and SEC Accepting Comments on Dodd-Frank Rulemaking
August 19, 2010

Legal Alert: Financial Reform Legislation Amends Section 1256 of the Internal Revenue Code to Provide Greater Certainty with Respect to the Tax Treatment of Swaps, Caps, Floors, and Similar Agreement
July 21, 2010

Legal Alert: Final Version of Financial Regulatory Reform Bill Establishes New Landscape - Critical Details Left to Regulators
June 30, 2010

Legal Alert: Senate Financial Reform Bill Containing Approved Amendments Released; Members of Conference Committee Named
May 27, 2010

Legal Alert: Senate Passes Financial Regulatory Bill – Dramatic Changes to Derivatives Regulation a Certainty
May 24, 2010   

Legal Alert: Lehman Brothers Ruling Calls into Question Enforceability of Cross-Affiliate Netting in Bankruptcy
May 18, 2010

Legal Alert: Derivatives Market Awaits Senate Agriculture Committee Bill After Dodd Bill Includes Few Changes
April 7, 2010

Legal Alert: SEC Staff Evaluating the Use of Derivatives by Funds
March 26, 2010  

Legal Alert: CFTC Proposes Position Limits for Major Energy Commodities
January 14, 2010  

Legal Alert: Derivatives Legislation Update: House Passes Bill; Senate Bill a Work in Progress
January 7, 2010

Legal Alert: Obama Administration Proposes OTC Derivatives Bill
August 14, 2009

Legal Alert: Impact of Financial Regulatory Reform on the Insurance Industry: Proposed Legislation to Implement the Regulatory Reform White Paper 
August 5, 2009

Legal Alert: Obama Administration Supports More Regulation and Restructuring of OTC Derivatives Markets
June 24, 2009

Legal Alert: Banking: Financial Regulatory Reform - A New Foundation: Rebuilding Financial Supervision and Regulation
June 23, 2009

Legal Alert: Authorizing the Regulation of Swaps Act
May 6, 2009

Legal Alert: Obama Administration Releases Plan for Regulating Derivatives
May 14, 2009

Legal Alert: Derivatives Regulation Update
February 9, 2009

Legal Alert: President’s Working Group Announces Initiatives to Strengthen OTC Derivatives Oversight and Infrastructure
November 19, 2008

Legal Alert: Moving Forward with the “Bailout” – The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 Becomes Law
October 3, 2008

Legal Alert: Progress on the “Bailout” Proposal – The Senate Passes an Expanded Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
October 2, 2008

Legal Alert: The Evolving “Bailout” Proposal – Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
September 29, 2008

Legal Alert: New York Moves to Place Covered Credit Default Swaps under State Insurance Regulation; SEC Asks Congress for Immediate Authority over Credit Default Swaps
September 24, 2008

Legal Alert: Sutherland Forms Regulatory Reform Task Force
June 12, 2008

Legal Alert: CFTC Amends Commission Recordkeeping Rule with Goal of Improving Market Oversight
October 30, 2007

Legal Alert: Court Determines Commodity Supply Contract Is Not Swap Agreement Under Bankruptcy Code
August 14, 2007 

Past Events

Dodd-Frank Turns Five – Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
July 21, 2015

Dodd-Frank Turns Four: What’s Next?
July 25, 2014

Webinar: The Dodd-Frank Act - Back to Basics for End Users
June 7, 2011

Argus Americas Crude Summit 2011 -  Presentation: The US Regulatory Landscape
January 27, 2011

Title VII of Dodd-Frank: The New Derivatives Regime
January 21, 2011

Argus Oil Market Regulation Summit 2010
September 1, 2010

Central Clearing of Interest Rate Swaps
June 15, 2010

Central Clearing – Questions and Answers from the Buy-Side Perspective
April 15, 2010

OTC Credit Risk in the Post-Bear Stearns World
February 3, 2009

Webinar: Counterparty Rights in the Lehman Bankruptcy
October 23, 2008

Webinar: Examining Strategies and Best Practices for Managing Counterparty Risk
August 12, 2008



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Other Resources
CFTC Proposed Rules | SEC Proposed Rules

Legislative Benchmarks
November 19, 2009:

Regulatory Reform, markup, The Senate Banking Committee, on the Dodd bill entitled, "The Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2009." 

October 14, 2009
Regulatory Reform, markup, The House Financial Services Committee, on four bills:  the OTC Derivatives Markets Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act, an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and an amendment to the Truth in Lending Act.

October 7, 2009:
Derivatives, hearing, The House Financial Services Committee, "Reform of the Over-the-Counter Derivative Market: Limiting Risk and Ensuring Fairness." 

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