Hdeel Abdelhady brings to the table a unique skill set and perspective, both products of cross-practice experience; large firm, independent, and overseas practice experience; and, proven ability to engage effectively with clients, client personnel, and colleagues across geographic, industry, cultural, and hierarchical lines. Hdeel is and has consistently been committed to building and maintaining productive client relationships, and has been noted by clients and colleagues for her commercial awareness, dynamism, and “affinity for clients.”
Since entering private practice in 2002, Hdeel has skillfully balanced banking/finance, investment, and compliance matters, most of which have been international in scope, involving the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, or Europe. Her banking experience includes compliance (AML, anti-corruption, sanctions, and risk control) and transactional matters, both as outside counsel and in-house secondment counsel to a U.S.-based bank in Washington, D.C. and a London-based bank in Dubai. Her investment work includes advisory and investor-state dispute matters involving emerging markets. In compliance, she has drafted compliance programs, conducted due diligence, and provided personnel training on anti-corruption/FCPA compliance.
With transactional, disputes, and compliance experience involving multiple jurisdictions and party types, Hdeel understands how transactions are put together and how they fall apart. She is well-positioned to identify and address legal and compliance risk and execute tailored solutions for diverse clients.