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QFC Resolution Stay Regulations: Not Just For Derivatives
The Resolution Stay Regulations require GSIBs to amend or otherwise remediate a wide range of financial contracts and are reaching into potentially unexpected corners of the markets.
United States
21 May 2019
ISDA Publishes Legal Guidelines For Smart Derivatives Contracts
The paper provides guidance on bringing the benefits of distributed ledger technology to the ISDA documentation architecture.
United States
19 Feb 2019
Blockchain For Business (Update)
This is an updated version of the White Paper originally published on September 5, 2017.
United States
21 Nov 2018
Blockchain For Business
As the interest in blockchain technology grows, companies will be confronted with numerous decisions, challenges, and legal issues pertaining to its adoption.
6 Sep 2017
EMIR—Draft RTS On Extraterritorial Application
On November 15, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published its Final Report, "Draft technical standards under EMIR on contracts with a direct substantial and foreseeable effect within the Union and non-evasion" ("RTS").
United States
29 Nov 2013
Application Of Dodd -Frank Requirements To Swaps Between Non-U.S. Swap Dealers And Non-U.S. Counterparties
On November 14, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission created confusion and consternation in the derivatives world by issuing an advisory indicating that certain requirements will apply to swaps entered into between a registered non-U.S. swap dealer and a non-U.S. person if the swap is handled by personnel or agents of the non-U.S. swap dealer located in the United States.
United States
25 Nov 2013
April 10 Deadline For Swap Reporting Postponed For Many Swaps Participants
Under Commodity Futures Trading Commission rules, nonregistered U.S. entities engaging in swaps activities faced a deadline of April 10, 2013 to report information with respect to all of their swaps to a "swap data repository", either by themselves reporting such information or by having their counterparties satisfy the reporting requirements.
United States
17 Apr 2013
Potential Impact Of The U.S. Dodd-Frank Act And Global OTC Derivatives Regulations
It is important to review the potential impact of U.S. regulations under Dodd-Frank on your OTC derivatives transactions and how they may interact with OTC derivatives regulation being developed in your home jurisdiction and elsewhere in the world.
United States
3 Apr 2013
Renewable Energy And Carbon Markets
The Maine Public Utilities Commission has tabled its consideration of a term sheet submitted by Statoil North America proposing a Power Purchase Agreement to sell electricity produced by Statoil's proposed "Hywind Maine" deepwater offshore wind pilot project.
United States
20 Nov 2012
FERC Proposes New Accounting And Reporting Rules For Energy Storage
Recent and anticipated technological developments in energy storage have made it an area of increasing interest for the energy industry and particularly for public utilities.
United States
20 Aug 2012
CARB Releases Modified Cap-And-Trade Regulations For Final Approval
The California Air Resources Board ("CARB") released modified cap-and-trade regulations on July 25, 2011, and an updated Appendix A to the modified regulations on July 27, 2011.
United States
9 Aug 2011
The Climate Report - Spring 2011
"The Climate Report" is a periodic newsletter that examines some of the topics affecting the field of climate change.
United States
26 Apr 2011
California Superior Court Enjoins California's Cap and Trade Program for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
On March 18, 2011, the San Francisco Superior Court issued its decision in Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board, setting aside and enjoining implementation of the Scoping Plan developed by the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") under California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32).
United States
24 Mar 2011
California Adopts Cap and Trade Program for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
On December 16, 2010, the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") approved a resolution ordering its Executive Officer to proceed with finalizing cap and trade regulations for greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions in California.
United States
10 Jan 2011
Market Design Of Allowances, Offsets, And Renewable Energy Credits In The U.S. Carbon Markets
Companies are confronted with many business decisions as they consider actions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, whether as a result of potential future regulation by federal or state governments or on a voluntary basis for environmental benefits, cost-savings, marketing, or other reasons.
United States
10 Mar 2010
U.S. Department Of Energy Announces Loan Guarantee Program To Help Accelerate Financing Of Conventional Renewable Energy Projects
On October 7, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (the "DOE") issued its long-awaited solicitation (the "Solicitation") of applications for loan guarantees to support conventional renewable energy generating projects.
United States
3 Nov 2009
U.S. Department Of Energy Revises Loan Guarantee Program And Issues New Solicitation For Innovative Energy Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") has taken action in recent weeks to improve and accelerate two federal loan guarantee programs established to spur energy-related project development and construction.
United States
14 Sep 2009
CFTC Seeks Comment On Whether Carbon Financial Instrument Is A Significant Price Discovery Contract
As markets evolved over the past decade, lawmakers and regulators began to raise questions as to whether trading activity on unregulated electronic trading facilities could affect trading activity on regulated designated contract markets.
United States
7 Sep 2009
Fourth Circuit Restores Bankruptcy Safe Harbor Protections For Natural Gas Supply Contracts That Are "Commodity Forward Agreements"
In reversing and remanding a Bankruptcy Court ruling that raised concerns among participants in the natural gas markets.
United States
9 Mar 2009
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