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Jonathan Sambur, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on Understanding the New Qualified Intermediary (QI) Program for Foreign Financial Institutions

Jersey City, NJ, June 07, 2009 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts announced today that Jonathan Sambur, Senior associate, Mayer Brown LLP will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Understanding the New Qualified Intermediary (QI) Program for Foreign Financial Institutions”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on August 25, 2009, Tuesday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

As governments have stepped up their attempts to stem the flow of money and assets into tax havens, the IRS qualified intermediary (QI) program has come under intense scrutiny and undergone changes in the last year. Under the QI program, foreign financial institutions agree to collect information and taxes on behalf of the U.S. government related to interest and dividends paid by U.S. financial institutions into foreign accounts. Foreign financial institutions that do not join the QI program are required to forward documentation about each account holder to U.S. financial institutions.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a distinguished panel of government officials and bank advisers to discuss changes in the QI program and explain how the government is collecting information about money held in and paid into foreign accounts. Panel members will share their expertise in a Live two-hour Webcast.

About Jonathan Sambur

Jonathan Sambur is a senior associate in the Washington, DC office of Mayer Brown, LLP, where his practice is concentrated in the area of international tax issues of US corporations operating overseas and foreign corporations and individuals operating and investing in the United States, including planning, structuring/restructuring, tax examinations, appeals, litigation, regulations, rulings, and legislative work. His practice involves providing advice with respect to the qualified intermediary regime and US withholding tax, deferral/subpart F planning, foreign tax credits, international tax planning and business structuring, source of income, tax treaties, trade or business/permanent establishment, and other issues.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Jonathan was an attorney-advisor in Branch 2 of the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) where, among his other duties, he provided advice interpreting section 1441 and other qualified intermediary issues.

About Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer Brown's tax practice covers every aspect of corporate, partnership, and individual taxation in the United States, Europe and Asia, including taxation of cross-border transactions and state and local issues. Our specialized subpractices include transactions, consulting and planning, audits, administrative appeals and litigation, transfer pricing, and government relations. We also have a highly regarded appellate tax practice, representing taxpayers before the US Courts of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. We are one of only two firms in the country ranked in the top tier by both Legal 500 US and Chambers USA.

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