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Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Hdeel Abdelhady

May 2016 Who’s Who Legal has recognized Hdeel Abdelhady for Corporate: M&A and Governance, in its 2016 listing of the world’s leading lawyers.  Who’s Who Legal is a global listing of top lawyers who are selected for inclusion by surveying private practitioners,…

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U.S. Sanctions on Fly Baghdad

United States Designates Fly Baghdad, its CEO, and Two Aircraft "Specially Designated Global Terrorists" The United States sanctioned Fly Baghdad, a privately owned commercial airline based in Iraq. The sanctions designation is pursuant to Executive order 13224 as amended by EO…

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China Restricts Exports of Rare Earths Technology

China Formalizes Export Curbs on Rare Earths Processing Technology Once again, China appears to take a page from the U.S. export controls playbook amidst the ongoing U.S.-China tech race. China has restricted exports of technology to extract and separate rare earth…

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Swedbank Latvia Settlement: Sanctions Compliance Lessons

OFAC - Swedbank Latvia Settlement Settlement Highlights Importance of Integrating Geolocation and Know Your Customer Data By Hdeel Abdelhady | June 23, 2023 | PDF The recent settlement between the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Swedbank Latvia for apparent…

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CFTC’s Corruption Crackdown Consistent With Trump Admin Strategy, Says Hdeel Abdelhady

Ms. Abdelhady addressed how the CFTC's current investigation of Glencore and its broader anti-corruption plans might fit with the Trump Administration's wider anti-corruption strategy targeting the extractives industry globally, as well as the how the CFTC, which lacks direct FCPA enforcement authority, might take a page from the NYDFS' playbook and indirectly enforce an anti-corruption agenda under the Commodities Exchange Act.
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Huawei Ownership and the Foreign Agents Registration Act

The United States has adopted a whole-of-government approach to counter China’s “economic aggression” or “economic espionage,” umbrella terms that encompass a range of conduct including IP theft, forced technology transfer, academic espionage, and influence operations in the United States. The whole-of-government approach illustrates that the most strategically significant and complex confrontation between the United States and China is not the “trade war.” Rather, the race to dominate future technologies like artificial intelligence and 5G underpins the most complex legal and policy issues between the two nations. The U.S.-China tech war, and the United States’ whole-of-government strategy, has put Chinese technology companies under the hot light of U.S. legal and political scrutiny. Companies like Huawei and ZTE, relative unknowns in the United States until recently, have found themselves on the wrong side of U.S. law enforcement.
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