Dr. Adli Hammad

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

Email: adli.hammad@hmco.com.sa
Web: www.hmco.co.sa

From 1979 to 1981 Dr. Hammad worked as a legal advisor with Saudi ARAMCO. In 1981 he began working in private practice, and since 1984 has been the Managing Partner of Hammad & Al-Mehdar. In addition to his extensive knowledge in Islamic Banking and Finance, Dr. Hammad also has significant experience in Arbitration, having been appointed as arbitrator in several arbitrations. Dr. Adli earned his LLM from Southern Methodist University, Texas, and his PhD from the International Islamic University Malaysia where he specialized in Islamic Investment Funds.

General Experience
  • Advising the Standard Bank of South Africa, the mandated lead arrangers, in connection with a US$500 million syndicated murabaha (Islamic) facility to Al Rajhi Bank. This was Al Rajhi Bank’s debut syndicated murabaha facility.
  • Advising BNP Paribas in connection with a syndicated murabaha financing arising out of BNP Paribas’ participation in a US$100 million Islamic Development Bank syndicated facility to finance Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation imports of crude oil and petroleum.
  • Providing consultation in connection with the establishment of Hail Economic City, including the offering of its shares through an initial public offering worth US$600 million.
  • Aiding a Saudi Arabian pharmaceutical and health care company in connection with an exempt offer of its shares under the Capital Market Regulation.
  • Advising the Islamic Corporation for the Development of Private Sector (ICD) on a number of legal cases.
  • Acting as expert advisor on international litigation proceedings before the ICC arbitration panel in cross border disputes.
  • Acting as an arbitrator for several major construction contracting disputes with disputed amounts worth millions of US dollars.
  • Acting as an arbitrator in highly technical disputes relating to such sectors as television broadcasting, telecommunications and securities.
  • Acting for JP Morgan as local counsel in a family inheritance dispute at UK court. The value of the claim was estimated at US$ 300 million.
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.