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Conference on the Regulation of Futures, Derivatives and OTC Products

May 13, 2009 - May 15, 2009

Futures Industry Association's 31st Annual Law & Compliance Division Workshop

Sutherland attorneys Peter H. Rodgers and Warren N. Davis are speaking at the Futures Industry Association’s 31st Annual Law & Compliance Division Workshop, "Conference on the Regulation of Futures, Derivatives and OTC Products," May 13-15, 2009, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Peter is part of a panel that will be discussing "Energy and Agriculture: Speculation, Manipulation and Regulation." This session will review recent developments in the U.S. energy and agricultural markets, with a focus on legislative and regulatory initiatives to address the role of speculators, index trading and investors.  Topics will include the obligations of the speculators and the intermediary, whether it be an FCM in a futures market or an OTC swaps dealer.  The panel will address regulatory and enforcement efforts by the CFTC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Federal Trade Commission with respect to their respective market manipulation rules. The panel will also discuss bank regulatory issues relevant to participants in the over-the-counter commodities markets.

Warren is part of a panel that will be discussing "Developments in OTC Derivatives." This session will discuss the evolving regulatory landscape for OTC derivatives, including the compliance requirements relating to the new reporting obligations in connection with OTC derivatives.  The panel will also discuss the legal issues and recent developments involving OTC derivatives, with particular focus on issues involving bankruptcies and credit-related issues. Topics will include a discussion of the termination events caused by bankruptcies and the applicability of ISDA protocols for various credit-related events, as well as treatment of market interruption events.

Sutherland is also a proud sponsor of this conference, which brings together compliance officers, attorneys and regulators to discuss issues affecting the legal and regulatory framework of the derivatives industry.

For more information and to register for this event, click here.

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