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Jason M. Osborn, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP to Speak at TKG's Event

New York, NY, September 21, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jason M. Osborn, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Remarkable Developments to IRS Advance Pricing Agreement Process: What Lies Ahead in 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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About Jason M. Osborn

Jason Osborn is a Tax partner in the firm's Washington, DC, office focusing primarily on transfer pricing and other international tax issues. He represents multinational clients in a wide range of industries in negotiations for bilateral advance pricing agreements (APAs) and in transfer pricing controversies. He also provides multinational clients with sophisticated international tax planning services. His transfer pricing experience and insight is extensive and varied and includes cost sharing arrangements, transfers of tangible and intangible property, intercompany services, intercompany loans and guarantees, global dealing and cross-border restructurings. His industry experience includes pharmaceuticals, software, electronics, financial institutions, insurance, automotive, consumer products, energy and transportation, among other industries.

Jason served from 2008 through 2012 in the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International), most recently as senior technical reviewer in the transfer pricing branch, and before that, as a team leader in the APA Program. In this connection, he provided technical and strategic guidance and advice to the IRS in matters related to transfer pricing, negotiated a significant number of complex APAs, and served as a member of the APA Program's coordination group for financial institutions.

About Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer Brown is a global legal services organization advising clients across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our presence in the world’s leading markets enables us to offer clients access to local market knowledge combined with global reach. We are noted for our commitment to client service and our ability to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal and business challenges worldwide. We serve many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, CAC 40, DAX, Hang Seng and Nikkei index companies and more than half of the world’s largest banks. We provide legal services in areas such as: banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; US Supreme Court and appellate; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory and enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management.

Mayer Brown’s Global Tax Team consists of approximately 140 lawyers in offices across the globe. The practice covers every aspect of corporate, partnership and individual taxation of cross-border transactions, litigation, transfer pricing, and state and local issues.

Event Synopsis:
On August 12, 2015 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the long awaited substantial revision to the revenue procedure governing the process for obtaining advance pricing agreements (APAs). An Advance Pricing Agreement allows taxpayers to obtain agreement from the relevant tax authorities regarding the proper treatment of their transfer pricing issues, thereby reducing significantly the transfer pricing compliance burden going forward. The final APA revenue procedure includes a much more robust process that reflects the IRS’ twenty-plus years of experience negotiating agreements with both taxpayers and treaty partners.

In this Live Webcast, a notable panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as the implications of the revised procedures to taxpayers looking to access the IRS Advance Pricing Agreement Process. Drawing on their experience in both the public and private sector, the panel will help the audience identify and better understand the important issues that arise during the process of obtaining an APA, and discuss their recommended best practices for using the process efficiently and effectively.

Key topics include:

· Revenue Procedure 2015-41
· Implications of the BEPS initiative to the U.S. Transfer Pricing Regime
· Advantages and Disadvantages of the Final Revenue Procedure
· Bilateral and Multilateral APAs
· Best Practices

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