Suhaib joined the law firm of Hammad & Al-Mehdar in 2009 after he earned his LLB from the International Islamic University in Malaysia. 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.

He has a vast array of international legal experience which he gained from working on secondment with the international firm of Simmons & Simmons in London and in Dubai, as well as working for a brief period in the United States and in Malaysia during his studies.

Academic profile:

  • LLB, the International Islamic University, Malaysia.
  • LLM, the University of Miami, specializing in International Business Law.

Related Experience:

  • Advising companies operating in the media and entertainment sector at various levels on drawing up contracts, negotiating deals, and compliance with local regulations (including Electronic Arts, UTurn Entertainment, Direct Influence Company)
  • Advising local and regional tech solution providers and e-commerce platforms on developing their tech, protecting it, operating it, and/or licensing it (including Careem,, Cura, Ajar) 

  • Advising various global and regional telecommunication companies on providing services in the Saudi market (including Zain, Huawei, du, Axiom Telecom) 

  • Advising numerous global pharmaceutical companies, medical device businesses and healthcare service businesses (including Siemens, Molnlycke Healthcare, Bayer, GSK, Becton Dickinson and Methodist International) on commercial, transactional, IP and regulatory matters in Saudi Arabia. 

  • Advising international defense and security companies on entering and operating in Saudi Arabia (including Airbus, ODAS, DCI)

  • Advising the Small and Medium Enterprise Authority on setting-up and operating an Entrepreneurial Hub in KAEC 

  • Advising local and international clients on dealing with government authorities in Saudi Arabia, specifically in relation to Government Tenders and Procurement, as well as sub-contracting (including DAA International on managing T-5 at KKIA)