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MassPoint PLLC is a boutique law and strategy firm that works above silos and collaboratively with clients to solve legal problems, manage risk, and seize opportunities in a rapidly changing, interconnected world.

Legal and Strategy Services

MassPoint works collaboratively with clients to help them anticipate and manage legal, commercial, and reputation risk; solve legal problems; and advance strategic objectives.

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Sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption regulatory counseling and compliance for U.S. and foreign parties.

 

 

 

U.S. bank and money services business establishment, regulation, and compliance for U.S. and foreign parties. International and correspondent banking sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption counseling and compliance.

 

Business ethics and conduct counseling, training, and education including in the areas of human rights, ESG, and socially responsible investment.

 

Advice and representation for investors, operators, and consumers of the essential resources of agriculture, water, and critical minerals.

 

Islamic banking, finance, and philanthropy transactions and Shari’ah governance and compliance advice for Islamic financial institutions, other businesses, and families, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, and individuals.

 

MassPoint develops bespoke education and training materials and programs for organizations, industry and professional groups, and their leaders and personnel.

 

 

Recognitions

-2017 Finance Monthly Global Awards Corporate Law Firm of the Year, USA- MassPoint PLLC

2016 Who’s Who Legal, Corporate M&A and Governance- Hdeel Abdelhady

Insights & Updates

Senate Bill Would Expand CFIUS’ Purview to Academia

Hdeel Abdelhady's recent article on the Strategic Competition Act's proposed expansion of CFIUS' jurisdiction to foreign funding of U.S. colleges and universities is available at Law360.
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Strategic Competition Act Would Subject Foreign Funding of U.S. Universities to CFIUS Review

Several pieces of legislation are pending in Congress to more comprehensively shore up the U.S. position in the U.S.-China technology race. The Strategic Competition Act of 2021 illustrates clearly the official U.S. view of academia’s role in the U.S.-China technology race, and the links between U.S. policies and legal measures to regulate foreign access to U.S. science and technology within and across the private, public, and academic sectors.
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New U.S. Law Targets China’s Financial Diplomacy, Belt & Road Initiative, World Bank Borrowing

With the passage of the NDAA for FY 2021, we are reminded that the United States views as an issue of “great power competition” China’s financial and infrastructure diplomacy, particularly China’s lending to developing nations and its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Congress provided a reminder of the United States’ concerns as to China’s cross-border lending and the BRI. The massive annual defense spending legislation includes two provisions directly on point.
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