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Hdeel Abdelhady Re-Appointed Liaison to UNCITRAL and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law Middle East Committee

Washington, D.C., September 4, 2015 Hdeel Abdelhady has been re-appointed to a third consecutive term as Liaison to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and to a second consecutive term as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law Middle East Committee.

About Hdeel Abdelhady. Hdeel Abdelhady is Founder and Principal of MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC, a Washington, D.C. boutique law and strategy firm catering to U.S. and foreign parties on banking, compliance, and investment matters with a focus on emerging and developing markets. A member of the American bar Association (ABA) and a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, where she is a Professorial Lecturer in law, Ms. Abdelhady has held several leadership positions in the ABA Section of International Law. Previously she served as Co-Chair of Islamic Finance Committee, Vice-Chair of the Africa Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Middle East Committee. In these and other leadership roles, Ms. Abdelhady spearheaded programs and initiatives covering timely issues in the areas of international law, cross-border investment, conventional and Islamic banking and finance, and compliance/governance, including in cooperation with the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Dubai International Financial Centre, and the Arab Bankers Association of North America.

About the American Bar Association. With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

About the ABA Section of International Law. The ABA Section of International Law, which has more than 20,000 members in 90 countries, is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law, and the education of international law practitioners. The Section has numerous task forces and more than 60 regional and special interest committees within 12 divisions— Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Regulation, Constituent, Corporate, Disputes, Finance, Industries, Legal Practice, Public International Law, International Treaties, and Tax, Estates & Individuals.


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