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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.

Strategic Legal Counsel

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

Legal and strategy insights and updates covering U.S. and international trade, business, and banking laws, regulations, and developments.

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U.S. Targets Chinese Belt & Road Project With Global Magnitsky Sanctions
The Treasury Department’s announcement of the sanctions speaks to the foreign policy and geostrategic significance of the UDG sanctions action. The release speaks of China’s “malign” investment in Cambodia, its use of the UDG projects in Cambodia to “advance ambitions to project power globally,” “disproportionality benefit” itself through BRI projects, and concerns that the Dara Kakor project “could be converted to “host military assets.” The Treasury Department’s language echoes U.S. concerns about the BRI and other Chinese international project financing activities, including that China engages in “debt trap” financing.
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TikTok: China’s Export Controls Set in Motion Unprecedented Legal Scenario
On August 14, President Trump ordered ByteDance to divest its assets and interests in TikTok. What happens if ByteDance does not comply? The question may seem academic, given historical compliance with divestment orders and ByteDance’s talks with U.S. companies about TikTok’s sale. But a recent legal move by China—its expansion of a list of technologies that require government approval for export, including apparently in a sale of TikTok—renders real the issue of non-compliance with the August 14 divestment order, and potentially raises unprecedented issues.
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Regulatory landscape for legal firms in the U.S.: Hdeel Abdelhady RegTech Podcast
In a two part RegTech podcast, MassPoint's Hdeel Abdelhady talked with Accuity about issues of financial crime, due diligence, and related issues around lawyers as gatekeepers of the financial system.
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