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Cadwalader: CFTC Concludes Certain Natural Gas Transportation Agreements May be Swaps

Natural gas traders should note that the CFTC has concluded that the definition of swap (which includes commodity options) includes the right to use gas transportation via the payment of a demand charge or reservation fee if the exercise of the right to use the transportation requires the payment of...

The Week In Securities Litigation: SEC, CFTC Chairmen Testify; 2 Sentenced To Long Prison Terms

SEC Chairman Elise Walter and CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler testified before a Senate Committee this week, focusing on the implementation of Dodd-Frank. The SEC also approved the budget for the PCAOB. Two former senior executive in the organization of jailed Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford were sentenced...

CFTC Orders Russian Bank President to Pay $250,000 Penalty

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has entered an order requiring foreign national Artem Obolensky of Moscow, Russia, to pay a $250,000 civil monetary penalty for making false and misleading statements of material fact to CFTC staff in an interview during a CFTC Division of Enforcement...

Fraud Regulator Calls Obama Administration Budget ‘Woefully Insufficient’

Commissioner Bart Chilton of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is calling the proposed funding for the agency in President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget “woefully insufficient” given the agency’s increased responsibilities under the Dodd...