CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) Advisory for Non-US Swap Dealers

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
Michael S. Sackheim
David Lucking
Julian Hammar


About Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm has built a reputation for being an adviser for global business, with approximately 1,800 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. The firm’s lawyers have wide-reaching legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service. For the fourth consecutive year, and each year since the survey’s inception, Sidley has received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.


About Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP is a global legal practice with a strong focus on the financial services sector. Our Derivatives and Structured Finance practice includes attorneys operating out of 43 offices in 30 countries, providing full service coverage of the world’s principal financial markets. Our U.S. derivatives and structured finance team is a market leader. We cover all areas of the over-the-counter derivatives markets involving the full range of asset classes, including interest rates, currencies, equities, commodities, longevity and mortality risk and credit risk. The team advises on swaps, options, forwards, repos and stock loans and structured solutions using all of the above. We have expertise in the exchange-traded futures and options markets, as well as the new SEF-traded and cleared swaps market. We have considerable experience advising financial institutions and industry groups on issues in connection with the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, often communicating with regulators or commenting on regulatory proposals on their behalf. We work with global financial institutions on swap dealer registration, compliance and legal issues related to the implementation of regulatory reform. We have a long standing relationship with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and recently advised on its new 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions. We also represent financial institutions and industry working groups, such as the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the Global Financial Markets Association and ISDA on swap regulations, netting and enforceability. Our integrated, cross-disciplinary approach is ideally suited to advising our financial services clients across the world to navigate through the regulatory maze, not only to protect their businesses from regulatory risk wherever it may arise, but to position them to take advantage of emerging opportunities. 


About Morrison & Foerster LLP

Morrison & Foerster is a global firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices in key technology and financial centers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our integrated Derivatives and Commodities Regulatory practice offers clients a comprehensive approach to address the entangled regulatory universe.  Assisting clients with regulatory compliance and registration is a core focus for the diverse team of expert lawyers in the practice, including practitioners with expertise in all segments of the U.S. bank regulatory regime, the Commodity Exchange Act and related CFTC practice and FERC regulation and compliance.