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Brian P. Curran, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, June 06, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Brian P. Curran, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP 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 Brian P. Curran

Brian Curran advises clients on international trade compliance matters, including those involving the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and economic sanctions programs administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Brian also has extensive experience advising clients on national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Brian served for 10 years as an analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he held a TS/SCI clearance.

About Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells is a global law firm that helps corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. We have over 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 45 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Our trade clients rely on us to handle issues such as export and import controls, economic sanctions, anti-bribery rules, foreign direct investment, trade agreement negotiations, and anti-dumping and subsidy cases. Lauded by Chambers Global for our “comprehensive knowledge of the trade world and its latest developments” and by Legal 500 for our ability to “craft analysis in a way that is useful in the real world,” our lawyers and advisors have helped bring leadership to international trade initiatives for several decades.

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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