Dodd-Frank's Eye On Energy Cos.’ Use Of Derivatives

Law360, New York (April 7, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law almost nine months ago, but because of the amount of implementation left to regulators, the ultimate form of the law remains to a significant extent unknown.

In recent months, those regulatory agencies have begun to issue rules and regulations at a fast and furious pace. From those rulemakings, it is increasingly clear that the law will significantly affect how energy companies use derivatives in their daily business. Still, many uncertainties and...
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