US Legal & Regulation

CFTC Staff allows Mexican Derivatives Exchange's futures contract

The CFTC's Office of General Counsel has issued a no-action letter permitting the offer and sale in the USA of a Mexican Derivatives Exchange futures contract. »


SEC registration leaves a lasting legacy despite reversal

New research from Greenwich Associates suggests that the SEC's short-lived experiment with hedge fund registration may end up having a lasting impact. »


US Regulatory Update: SEC staff provides no-action relief as a result of Court's Goldstein decision

Jay B Gould and Robert B Robbins of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP examine the implications of the SEC's 'no-action' letter to the ABA. »


SEC decides not to seek review of HF adviser registration ruling

SEC Chairman Christopher Cox announced this week that the agency would not seek a review of the US Court of Appeals ruling on registration of HF advisers. »


AIMA calls on SEC to remove dual registration requirement

Welcoming the SEC decision not to appeal the ruling against registration of hedge fund advisers, AIMA this week called for the removal of dual registration. »


Former DJ VP and general counsel joins Curtis

David Moran has joined the Stamford, Connecticut office of international law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (Curtis) as counsel. »


CFTC extends comment period on proposed Acceptable Practices for Exchange Governance and Conflicts of Interest

The CFTC has extended until 7 September the comment period on its proposed Acceptable Practices for Exchange Governance and Conflicts of Interest. »


Tannenbaum Helpern expands ERISA team

J Michael Roebuck has joined law firm Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP as Senior Counsel. »


CFTC extends comment period on external Board of Trade definition

The US CFTC has extended until 1 August 2006, the comment period on what constitutes a 'board of trade, exchange, or market located outside the USA'. »


CFTC Staff allows Osaka Securities Exchange's Mini Futures Contract based on the Nikkei 225 to be Offered and Sold in the United States

The US CFTC is to permit the offer and sale in the USA of the Osaka Securities Exchange's mini futures contract based on the Nikkei 225.  »


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