Dr.Adli Hammad - Partner - Commercial, Corporate and Disputes

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Dr.Adli Hammad
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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.

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