Suhaib A. Hammad

Saudi Arabia

Hammad & Al-Mehdar Law Firm
Al-Anoud Tower; L 18; Office 1802
King Fahad Road
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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


Suhaib A. Hammad joined the Law Firm of Hammad, Al-Mehdar & Co in 2011. He earned his LLB from the International Islamic University in Malaysia in 2008. After working for nearly a year in the interim, he then obtained an LLM from the University of Miami in 2010 specializing in International Business Law.

Suhaib leads the Commercial and IP practice at Hammad & Al-Mehdar, and has obtained a vast array of international legal experience gained from working on secondment with the international firm of Simmons & Simmons in their London and Dubai offices. Suhaib has also worked for a brief period in the United States and in Malaysia. He is fluent in Arabic and English, and speaks basic Bahasa Melayu as well.

General Experience:
  • Advised several start-up clients on legal rights and restrictions with regard to entrepreneurial strategy in Saudi Arabia and the G.C.C.
  • Assisted litigators in several real-estate cases.
  • Helped establish branches and companies of numerous foreign clients from Australia, Canada, Pakistan, Switzerland, China and the UA.E.
  • Drafted, reviewed and translated contracts, corporate documentation, due diligence reports, memoranda and legal opinions.
  • Provided Saudi investment law advice to several clients from the U.S., Kuwait, Lebanon and the U.K.
  • Drafted supply agreements, sale and purchase agreements with regard to logistical and real estate transactions in English and Arabic languages.
  • Advised several international clients on issues regarding Saudi commercial law with regard to litigation strategy.
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.