Our Energy Marketing & Trading attorneys understand the unique challenges facing companies in the energy trading and marketing sector. Recent changes in the energy trading market make it important to have a legal partner who can help guide clients through the regulatory landscape.
As part of the firm’s energy industry team, our attorneys actively participate in the constantly evolving energy and energy-related commodity markets and are intimately familiar with the contractual, credit and regulatory aspects of long- and short-term transactions from producer to end user.
Our work for energy marketers and end-users includes the development of standardized trading documentation, assessment of internal policies and negotiation of thousands of trading agreements. We negotiate documentation with nearly all major financial institutions and major participants in the commodity and energy derivatives markets. In addition, we were among the first firms to work in weather derivatives, assisting a major dealer in the establishment of its weather desk and with various weather derivative transactions.
We assist our clients with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulatory compliance, ranging from assistance in obtaining any necessary licenses or registrations to advice concerning day-to-day compliance issues. We closely follow and proactively advise our clients regarding the CFTC’s rule-making process implementing features of the Dodd-Frank Act applicable to swaps and related International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) protocols.
We provide the full scope of legal services related to: