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MassPoint published a Business Update, Senate Bill Deprives State-Owned Enterprises of Sovereign Immunity as a Litigation Tactic in U.S. Courts, which discusses the State-Owned Entity Transparency and Accountability Reform (STAR) Act of 2016, recently introduced in the Senate.

MassPoint published a Special Issue Brief, Do State Bank Regulators Like the NYDFS Have Authority to Enforce OFAC Sanctions?, July 2016.

MassPoint Published an Occasional Note, Information Has Democratized Business Regulation, Adjust Risk and Compliance Thinking Accordingly, May 2016.

Who’s Who Legal Recognized Hdeel Abdelhady for Corporate: M&A & Governance, April 2016.

Hdeel Abdelhady was re-appointed, for the August 2015 to the July 2016 year, to a second term as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Middle East Committee and to a third term as the Section’s Liaison to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Read more here.

MassPoint published a Business Update on BNY’s $14.8 Million Settlement of FCPA Charges Stemming from its Provision of Internships to Family Members of Middle East Sovereign Wealth Fund Officials, August 2015.

MassPoint published a Business Update on OFAC’s Addition of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and Other Vnesheconombank-linked Entities to the Sectoral Sanctions List, August 2015.

Hdeel Abdelhady spearheaded a program on Managing Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Risk for Financial Institutions.  The program was a collaboration of the Middle East Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, of which Ms. Abdelhady is a Co-Chair. Additional information and program materials are available here.

MassPoint is now on Twitter, March 3, 2015.

MassPoint publishes a Business Alert on the recently issued Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains and highlights considerations for sovereign and private investors, food and agriculture companies, and finance providers. Read more here.

Hdeel Abdelhady’s article, Deposit Insurance Frameworks for Islamic Banks: Design and Policy Considerations, was published in the February edition of Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law. Read the article here.

On January 30, 2015, Hdeel Abdelhady spoke at the Global Sales Law Conference, jointly organized by Georgetown University Law School and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).  The conference marked the 35th anniversary of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

Hdeel Abdelhady was quoted extensively in Islamic Financial News’s May 7, 2014 cover story, Global Food Security: A Ticking Timebomb for the Islamic World. For more about food security and agricultural investment, see this MassPoint View,  Agriculture Investment and Food Security Require Multidimensional Strategies, and Hdeel Abdelhady’s article, Islamic Finance as a Mechanism for Bolstering Food Security in the Middle East.

Hdeel Abdelhady was quoted in U.S. News & World Report’s March 12, 2014 article, Spark Your Legal Career With These In-Demand Law Jobs, on Dubai’s plans to become Capital of the Islamic Economy.

MassPoint supported the World Bank’s Women, Business and Law Report for 2014 (published November 2013), as a Global Contributor. The Firm tapped its international network to connect contributors in Asia and the Middle East to the World Bank’s effort.

Hdeel Abdelhady was a guest on African Diaspora Today (WVON Radio Chicago). She and Dr. John Mbaku of the Brookings Institution discussed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the Egyptian and Ethiopian positions, and legal and related issues. Listen to the program here.

Hdeel Abdelhady chaired and presented at a panel on the Global Rush for Agricultural Land, which covered the legal, policy, economic, and sustainability dimensions of increased agricultural land acquisitions by sovereign and private investors and others. The program, which took place at the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association International Section in April 2013, also included speakers from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Bank.

Hdeel Abdelhady was a co-coordinator of and speaker at a panel on Effective Insolvency Regimes for Islamic Banks, at the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, held in December 2012 at World Bank headquarters. 

Hdeel Abdelhady published a June 2012 article on The 2030 Group blog, on the DC Metro Area’s positioning to tap into rising global demand for healthcare and other essential technology and know-how. The article stemmed from Ms. Abdelhady’s work with a DC Metro Area group focused on bolstering investment in the DC Metro Area’s formidable healthcare and biotech sectors.

Hdeel Abdelhady was quoted by Reuters, in Political divisions slow Islamic finance in Egypt, published in April 2012.

Hdeel Abdelhady’s article, Egypt Needs a Mindset Revolution (to transition economically) was published in Egypt’s Ahram Weekly, in October 2011.

Hdeel Abdelhady moderated a panel on Rule of Law in Egypt, hosted by the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. in September 2011.

Hdeel Abdelhady spearheaded a May 2010 joint program of the American Bar Association Islamic Finance Committee and Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on the State of Islamic Finance and Future Prospects. The program, which featured speakers from leading Islamic banks, the DIFC the former secretary of AAOIFI, and professional services providers (see agenda here) produced  a white paper, which Ms. Abdelhady co-edited and to which she contributed an article on Islamic Financial Institutions governance.

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