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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

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

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Executive Order Prohibits Investment in Chinese “Military Companies:” Key Points, Context
We expect that with respect to U.S.-China trade and emerging technologies disputes and competition, the Biden Administration will take a more comprehensive, coordinated, and multilateral approach, relying more on joint action and shared objectives with Congress (where there is bipartisan consensus on key China matters) and U.S. allies, particularly in Europe and Asia. That said, the proximity of the January 11, 2021 operational date will likely require the incoming administration to ensure that any abandonment of or departures from the Executive order are framed in a compelling strategic and policy terms, so as to, at minimum, avoid exposure to claims from some quarters that the next president is “soft on China.”
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Corruption, Human Rights, and Geostrategy: U.S. Sanctions Belt & Road Project Company
The United States has targted a Belt& Road project with Global Magnitsky Sanctions. The move is significant, and might signal a ratcheting up of U.S. opposition to the BRI, which has largely comprised rhetoric, diplomatic lobbying, and relatively tepid competition, such as by the establishment of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).
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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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