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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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International Trade & Business

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

U.S. & International Banking, Financial Services

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 & Risk Management, ESG/SRI

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

 

Critical Resources

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

Islamic Finance, Banking, Philanthropy

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.

Bespoke Education & Training

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

Small Size, Big Thinking

MassPoint is small in size but offers a caliber of legal, policy, and strategic advice that is, at minimum, on par with large legal and professional services providers, with the added value of nimble thinking unconstrained by practice area silos. In working with MassPoint, clients work immediately with an experienced, strategically-minded attorney adept at working with diverse clients and their legal, compliance, business, and administrative 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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TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEFING- Dec. 3, 2019

There is a growing need to proactively manage human rights risks in research collaborations, commercial relationships, and investments. Recent developments bear this out, including the November 2019 report of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, the placement of 28 Chinese entities—including Hikvision, Megvii, and iFLYTEK—on the U.S. Entity List, and the public scrutiny of relationships between foreign parties and U.S. (and UK) academic institutions, companies, and investors. In this briefing, MassPoint PLLC will cover select legal, policy, and risk aspects of the technology-human rights nexus.
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OFAC Authorizes Transactions Involving Cosco Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co., Ltd.: Legal and Practical Points

General License K authorizes, until 12:01 eastern time on December 20, 2019 (essentially, through the end of December 19 eastern time), the above-listed prohibited transactions where they directly or indirectly involve Cosco or entities owned 50% by Cosco and are “ordinarily incident and necessary to the maintenance or wind down of transactions.”
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U.S. Sanctions Chinese Shipping Companies: Legal and Practical Points

The imposition of sanctions on the Chinese companies and executives—particularly on units of the high-profile, state-owned COSCO at a critical juncture in the U.S.-China trade war and shortly after both countries took conciliatory steps—reinforces the Trump Administration’s stated posture of aggressively enforcing Iran secondary sanctions in furtherance of its policy objectives.
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