Muhammad Ali: Self-Made Man and Internationalist Who Was Beloved in the Middle East Made His Mark on American Law

Hdeel Abdelhady penned a Remembrance of Muhammad Ali for the first issue of Middle East Review, a new publication of the Middle East Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. (Note that the file will automatically download). Muhammad Ali Self-Made Man and Internationalist Who Was Beloved in the Middle East and Made…

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Do State Regulators Have Authority to Enforce OFAC Sanctions?

The enforcement of OFAC-administered sanctions by a state agency—even against banks by a banking regulator operating in a dual banking system—raises fundamental constitutional and other legal questions. Chief among them is the overarching question of whether U.S. states have authority to directly or effectively enforce OFAC-administered sanctions, particularly independently and prior to enforcement by competent…

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New Rules of Business Conduct Regulation Require Fresh Risk and Compliance Thinking

Traditionally businesses have looked to contractual terms, industry groups, legislatures, regulators and other conventional authorities to identify and manage commercial, legal, and compliance requirements and risks. In today’s interconnected, information rich, and reputation-conscious business world, this model is outdated and insufficient. It creates blind spots that can expose businesses to commercial, legal, and compliance risks…

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Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Hdeel Abdelhady for Corporate: M&A and Governance

May 2016 Who’s Who Legal has recognized Hdeel Abdelhady for Corporate: M&A and Governance, in its 2016 listing of the world’s leading lawyers.  Who’s Who Legal is a global listing of top lawyers who are selected for inclusion by surveying private practitioners, general counsel, and other in-house counsel in all the major jurisdictions. Only those attorneys…

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Foreign Investment in U.S. Agriculture Under Scrutiny

Foreign Investment in U.S. Agriculture Raising National Security Concerns The 2013 sale of American pork producer and processer Smithfield Foods to China’s Shuanghui International aroused concern among some U.S. lawmakers. The $4.7 billion deal ($7.1 billion including debt), was and remains the largest acquisition of a U.S. business by a Chinese entity. This year, some U.S. lawmakers are…
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Entrepreneurial Governance Creates Value for Emerging Markets Enterprises

Money is Not Enough Emerging Markets Enterprises Need Entrepreneurial Governance to Achieve Strategic Objectives in a Changing Environment Changing Economic and Operating Conditions Compel Strong Governance Absolute and relative economic gains in emerging markets in recent years have propelled many private and state-owned Emerging Markets Enterprises (EMEs) to the forefront of global business. With cash…
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U.S. Sectoral Sanctions Targeting Russian Financial Services: OFAC Directive 1

United States Adds Russian Direct Investment Fund, Other Russian Financial Services Actors to Sectoral Sanctions List Certain Financing, Debt, and Equity Transactions Remain Prohibited; Action Relevant to U.S. Persons and Non-U.S. Persons (particularly Middle East- and Asia-based) Sanctioned Status Made Explicit On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets…

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Cross Compliance for Financial Institutions: Anti-Corruption – Anti-Money Laundering Nexus

Enforcement authorities in the US and Asia reportedly are investigating financial institutions for potentially corrupt employment and business relationships with family members of government officials. The investigations underscore policy links between anti-corruption and anti-money laundering regimes where dealings with Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) are involved. This article, published by Hdeel Abdelhady in Butterworths Journal of Banking and Financial Law,…
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Nile Water Dispute: Egypt, Ethiopia and The Grand Renaissance Dam

Nile Waters Dispute: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Egypt and Ethiopia Hdeel Abdelhady was a guest on WVON Radio Chicago's African Diaspora Today. She and fellow guest Dr. John Mbaku of the Brookings Institution took part in an engaging discussion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the Egyptian and Ethiopian positions, and related issues. Listen…
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