Saudi Arabia

Team Leader, Saudi ArabiaSuhaib Adli

12 years of experience in labor and employment law.

Other Areas of Practice:

  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Commercial Agencies
  • Competition
  • Telecommunications
  • Pharmaceutical Licensing

Professional Experience:

  • Junior Partner, Hammad & Al-Mehdar,  Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,  2011- Present
  • Legal Associate (on secondment from H&M), Simmons & Simmons LLP, London, United Kingdom, August 2014 - March 2015
  • Legal Associate (on secondment from H&M), Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2011- February 2012
  • Trainee Lawyer, Hammad & Al-Mehdar, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, January – July 2009


  • 2010 - University of Miami School of Law, Florida, USA, LL.M in International Law
  • 2008 - International Islamic University Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bachelor of Laws with Honours [LL.B (Hons.]

Languages: Arabic and English, and basic Bahasa Melayu 



Our team in Saudi Arabia is a leading firm that works regularly with multi national clients. The firm’s clients include many Global 100 companies, in addition to new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries. The team has extensive experience in business law, and is equipped to provide advice and counsel on issues in any business or labor law practice area.

Labor and Employment Practice:

The labor and employment team assists clients on a full range of issues, including employment contracts, dismissals, pensions, employee share plans, and executive remuneration, among many others. Our lawyers also regularly appear before the various local labor tribunals in Saudi Arabia. The team also routinely helps foreign employees acquire the permits or visas they need to work in Saudi Arabia, as well as advise on issues in relation to hiring employees from the local market. 

The Plus – Business Law Capacity:

Our Saudi affiliate provides the resources of  leading international lawyers with the specialized local knowledge of a boutique firm. As such, the team's lawyers are capable of answering any question of business law, and have far-reaching experience working in all business law practice areas.

In particular, the team advises regularly on energy, and works with a host of oil and gas companies in their endeavors in Saudi Arabia. In 1995, our affiliate firm became the world’s first to establish a dedicated Islamic finance practice. The team brings together global knowledge and experience and a thorough, tested understanding of local law to serve the client’s business needs.

Representative clients include domestic and international companies across a range of industry sectors, including various leading international, regional and local clients. 

The Facts:

  • Location: Riyadh
  • Size: 3 Partners, 5 Associates
  • Business Law Practice Areas: Antitrust Litigation; Appellate Litigation; Asian Practice; Asset Management and Private Funds; Capital Transactions and Real Estate; Climate Change; Commercial Disputes Litigation; Construction and Procurement; Construction Litigation; Consumer Class Action; Copyright; Corporate Espionage and Competitive Intelligence; Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance; Corporate Plaintiffs Litigation; Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Litigation; Domestic Arbitration/ADR; E-Commerce; Emerging Growth Companies; Energy and Natural Resources; Environmental; Financial Services;  Franchise and Distribution; German Markets; Global Islamic Finance and Investment; Healthcare; Insurance Coverage and Recovery; Intellectual Property; International; International Arbitration; International Trade/WTO; Joint Ventures/Strategic Alliances; Labor and Employment; Latin America Practice;  Mergers and Acquisitions; Outsourcing; Patents; Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Medical Devices; Private Equity and Investment Funds; Product Liability Litigation; Russia Practice; Securities Litigation/D&O Liability; Special Matters/Government Investigations; Tax Litigation; Telecommunications; Toxic Tort Litigation; Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Litigation; Trademarks and False Advertising; and more
  • Languages: Arabic, English, Russian and French


  • Listed in Chambers Global and The Legal 500 EMEA for excellence in a variety of business law practice areas.