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On May 22, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) amended Part 165 of its regulations, which govern whistleblower incentives and protections. In addition to strengthening existing anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers, the amendments also prohibit employers from restricting employees from reporting potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act directly to the CFTC. This prohibition extends

On May 10, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued a notice of proposed amendment to its 2013 order exempting specified electric energy transactions in certain Regional Transmission Organizations (“RTOs”), Independent System Operators (“ISOs”) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) from regulation under certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”)

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Please join us, in collaboration with Cornerstone Research and KPMG, as we discuss assessing risks in the global energy trading environment.

This all-day conference will present a unique opportunity for energy companies, trading houses, and financial institutions to hear from top leaders in government and key industry sectors.

Invited speakers include:

  • senior

On October 15, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order clarifying that the exemption from the buy/sell prohibition applies to supply side natural gas asset management agreements. This clarification is important for both holders of interstate capacity and asset managers and should provide more flexibility for parties to structure their transactions.  Norton Rose

On August 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued its final Clean Power Plan, which announces new standards and emission guidelines to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. The plan takes into account input received through EPA outreach to the power industry and its regulators, as well as from the over four