April 26, 2022

On April 28, Willkie attorneys Athena Eastwood, Neal Kumar and Paul Pantano will participate as speakers at FIA’s annual Law & Compliance Division Conference, which provides a forum to learn and discuss the legal and regulatory issues impacting the derivatives industry. The program will cover recent legal and regulatory precedents affecting the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets.

On April 28 at 9:45 am, partner Athena Eastwood will speak on a panel dedicated to “Global Carbon Markets.” This panel will provide an overview of compliance and voluntary carbon markets, as well as related exchange-listed and over-the-counter derivative markets, including a discussion of the jurisdictional and regulatory treatment of these markets in the US and overseas. Speakers will discuss legal, documentation and compliance issues to be considered when transacting in these products.

In a concurrent session, partner Neal Kumar will moderate a panel on “The Rise of Retail.” This panel will discuss the explosion of new asset classes has brought an unprecedented level of retail participation in US derivatives and commodities markets.

At 5:00 pm, senior counsel Paul Pantano will host Roundtable #1 on “Position Limits Unlimited,” a Q&A-style discussion featuring questions about CFTC and exchange position limits, hedge exemptions, netting, economically equivalent swaps and pop position limits culture.

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

Neal Kumar
Neal E. Kumar Partner Corporate & Financial Services
Paul Patano
Paul J. Pantano Jr. Senior Counsel Corporate & Financial Services

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