Belal Hashmi

Saudi Arabia

Hammad & Al-Mehdar Law Firm
King Road Tower; L 12; Office 1209
King Abdul-Aziz Road
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 92000-4626
Fax: +966 (0)12-606-9190


Belal Mehdi Hashmi joined the Law Firm of Hammad, Al-Mehdar as an Associate in 2007. He has ten (10) years’ experience of working in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in the area of Islamic finance, corporate law and real estate and is a senior member of the Firm. Prior to his joining the Firm, he worked as a General Counsel of Al Azizia Steel Company and Hill Metals Establishment in Jeddah, and previously as Senior Legal Advisor for Allied Consultants Limited, Asgher Ali Law Associates and Mujtaba Jamal Law Associates in Pakistan. He has vast experience as legal academic, teaching courses in companies’ law, contracts law and Islamic law.

General Experience:
  • In connection with the development, financing, operation and maintenance of a new 500,000 TEU terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, including a US$374 million ijara facility.
  • In connection of Abdul Latif Jameel Group, of Jabal Kaaba, Makkah Al Mukarrama, Financed using mushkara structure
  • In the issuance of 500 million Saudi Riyals Sukuk for Taj’eer.
  • In relation of Saudi Railway Organization due diligence railway project between Makkah and Madina.
  • On an Islamic financing transaction based on a Tabbarruk facility from bank jazira.
  • Representing Arabio Company on the diminishing Mushraka Leaseback financing facility from the Islamic Development Bank.
Hammad & Al-Mehdar is a regional law firm, founded in 1983 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. With over 35 years of experience, Hammad & Al-Mehdar is considered one of the leading law firms in the region.

The firm provides a full suite of corporate legal services at international standards. Key sector focus includes: Technology and life sciences, Pharmaceutical and medical, Media, Energy and infrastructure, Private equity and venture capital, Private client advisory, Real Estate, Construction and PPP.

The team is composed of leading attorneys with international civil law and common law qualifications, allowing the firm to be the right legal partner for today’s globally oriented businesses and family offices.

Global Alliances:

Since 2012. Hammad & Al-Mehdar pioneered an alliance with SME Law, a regional technology and venture capital legal services boutique. SME Law is the leading legal services provider to technology growth stage companies and venture capital investment companies in the Middle East and GCC regions.

The Internationally renowned law firm of Simmons & Simmons LLP entered an exclusive alliance with Hammad & Al-Mehdar in Saudi Arabia in 2011. Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with fully integrated teams working from offices in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm’s strategy is designed to ensure it provides clients with high-quality advice and delivers value through new ways of working.

Since 2008. Hammad & Al-Mehdar has been part of a strategic alliance with the renowned Malaysian law firm of Shahrizat Rashid & Lee. The alliance was formed to strengthen the commercial and social ties between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. Hammad & Al-Mehdar has successfully assisted many Malaysian investors to enter the Saudi market and conduct their business. Hammad & al-Mehdar offers a pragmatic, investor oriented approach to legal advisory that is built on its 35 years of experience.

The international German law firm Melchers entered an alliance with Hammad & Al-Mehdar in Saudi Arabia in 2015. Melchers is one of the most recognized law firms in Germany, with a significant client roster doing business in Saudi Arabia. Melchers is a full-service law firm with offices across Germany, in Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Berlin.