Client Alert

| March 21, 2012

Commodities Futures Trading Commission Business Conduct Rules for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) recently published final rules governing the standards by which swap dealers and major swap participants must conduct their dealings with counterparties. The rules implement the business conduct requirements for swap dealers and major swap participants that were included in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Swap dealers and major swap participants will need to comply with the new rules by the later of October 14, 2012 or the date on which swap dealers or major swap participants are required to apply for registration.

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