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Thomas G. Appleman, Senior Principal, Miller Canfield to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, June 03, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Thomas G. Appleman, Senior Principal, Miller Canfield will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Certain New Foreign Direct Investments in the US in 2015 Explored! Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 5, 2015 @ 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

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About Thomas G. Appleman

Thomas G. Appleman focuses his practice on inbound and outbound foreign direct investment and multi-national cross border mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions.

He also helps U.S. clients take their products and services into the global marketplace by expanding their operations into Europe, China, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea and countries with emerging markets including Pakistan and Slovakia, and represents foreign businesses in establishing operations and joint ventures in North America.

With his colleagues, Tom helps clients around the world with their global legal and business needs including planning and coordinating legal diligence reviews, navigating complex legal and regulatory requirements, securing tax and economic development incentives, licensing and protecting patents and other intellectual property, negotiating agreements with customers and vendors, meeting immigration requirements, navigating trade and custom issues, and facilitating dispute resolution.

About Miller Canfield

Miller Canfield is a full service global law firm representing clients in international transactions; mergers & acquisitions; joint ventures; international arbitration; export controls; real estate; economic incentives; intellectual property; public-private partnerships; and litigation. Clients include multi-national manufacturers, global retailers, financial institutions, public institutions including universities, and privately held companies in industries spanning automotive and next generation vehicles; consumer products; technology; financial services and more. Miller Canfield has 250+ lawyers in 15 offices in the U.S., China, Mexico and Poland and has an associated office in Canada. For more information, visit

KC Event Synopsis

In late 2014, the Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) re-instated the Mandatory Reporting Requirements for New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (BE-13). The form is used to gather data on the acquisition, establishment, and expansion of U.S. businesses owned or controlled by greater than 10 percent by foreign investors. The information will be used for statistical analysis, research, and modeling purposes, and all reported data will be presented without disclosing the identity of individual investors.

In this two hour, live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an over-view and in-depth discussion of the mandatory reporting requirements.

Key topics include:

U.S. Foreign Direct Investment – An Overview
Reporting Requirements of the New Foreign Direct Investment
Determining a Foreign Direct Investment
Mandatory Reporting Process
Information Used for Statistical Purposes
BEA Survey Requirements
Identifying Affected Transactions
Qualified and Eligible Person for Filing
Sanctions for Violations of the Requirements

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. For further details, please visit:
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