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Kaye Scholer Partner Willys H. Schneider to Speak at KC’s 2013 Live Webcast on Final FATCA Regulations

New York, NY, July 18, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Kaye Scholer Partner Willys H. Schneiderr will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ live webcast, “Final FATCA Regulations: Its Scope and Impact on US Taxpayers in 2013.” This event is scheduled on August 13, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

For more information about this event and to register, please visit the event homepage:

Event Synopsis:

Earlier this year, the Treasury and IRS released final Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regulations to stop international tax evasion. US taxpayers must have a complete understanding of the new regs to ensure that their FATCA program complies with the final regulation. In this live webcast, KC’s panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will discuss the final regulations addressing the key issues:

-Background and scope of FATCA regulations and their impact on taxpayers and industry
- FATCA registration portal, grandfathered obligations and dates to keep in mind
- Intergovernmental and FFI agreements
- Overview of the provisions related to banking institutions, insurance companies, investment entities and funds
- Required documents and best practices in compliance
- Potential risk and penalties
- Preparation of Form 8938 under the final regulations
- Up-to-the-minute regulatory updates

Join this two-hour live webcast and hear the panel’s thoughts and opinions on how to best comply with the new regulations and avoid pitfalls and costly penalties at your organization.

About Willys H. Schneider

Willys H. Schneider is a Partner at Kaye Scholer who focuses on tax law. Her practice is broad-based, covering tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions; formation and operation of REITs, partnerships and limited liability companies; structured finance and securitization; formation of private equity funds; and cross-border transactions. A member of the Board of the International Tax Institute, Willys has served as an articles editor of The Tax Lawyer, the quarterly journal of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association, and has chaired various subcommittees of the ABA Taxation Section.

Willys is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters in multiple publications dealing with a variety of income tax issues. She frequently participates as a panelist in programs on tax issues. She is proficient in French and German.

About Kaye Scholer

Founded in New York in 1917, Kaye Scholer combines the continuity and business acumen of a century-old law firm with a forward-looking, results-driven approach focused around lasting client relationships. With industry strengths in life sciences, financial services, technology, real estate and energy & infrastructure, Kaye Scholer offers strategic guidance and legal services to public and private entities facing litigation, transactional or governance challenges. Kaye Scholer’s lawyers regularly advise on matters across multiple legal jurisdictions, including in the US, Canada, UK, EU, China and Japan.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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Therese Lumbao, Director
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