Abdulrahman
Hammad

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MANAGING PARTNER

A.Hammad@smelaw.com
+971 (0)4 313 2373
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Abdulrahman is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and a lawyer. He has worked for a major U.S. law firm in New York concentrating on energy, infrastructure, and project finance work, as well as at the Saudi Aramco Law Department with a practice focusing on project development and M&A. Abdulrahman has started a number of successful businesses in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and also invests in and sits on the boards of a number of small and midsize businesses around the world.

Admissions

New York State

Education

University of Miami, JD,
Magna Cum Laude Honors.

Southern Illinois University, BSc,
Cum Laude Honors.


Laila G.
Rashid

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PARTNER

l.rashid@smelaw.com
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Laila has gained legal experience working for a highly esteemed law firm in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has also worked as a legal advisor specializing in contracting and construction at major oil and gas companies, handling significant contracts and projects for the construction for energy facilities.

Admissions

New York State

Education

Fordham University, NY, U.S.A,
LLM

Cardiff University, UK,
LLB


Suhaib
Hammad

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PARTNER

s.hammad@smelaw.com
+966 (0)12 692 7624
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Suhaib joined the law firm of Hammad, Al-Mehdar & Co in 2011. He has a vast array of international legal experience including extensive practice in the United States, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. Suhaib is fluent in Arabic and English, and speaks basic Bahasa Melayu as well.

Admissions

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Education

University of Miami, U.S.A.,
LLM

International Islamic University,
Malaysia,
LLB



Ahmad
Kamel

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ASSOCIATE

ahmed.kamel@hmco.com.sa
+966 (0)12 692 7624
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Ahmad recently joined SME Law as an associate. Before joining the firm he was in-house counsel at a multi-billion dollar Saudi holding company, where he gained experience in corporate structuring and Islamic finance.

Education

BA Sociology and Politics, Goldsmiths College,
University of London

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
LLM


Samar
Baharon

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ASSOCIATE

samar.baharon@hmco.com.sa
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Samar joined the law firm of Hammad & Al Mehdar in 2013 as an associate. Before joining the firm, she was a trainee in the legal department of an American financial company and the corporate department of a British law firm in Paris. Samar’s areas of practice are corporate, banking & finance and capital markets.

Education

Panthéon-Assas Paris II, France
LLM

Panthéon-Assas Paris II, France
Maîtrise (LLB)
Panthéon-Assas Paris II, France
Licence


Samy
Elsheikh

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ASSOCIATE

s.elsheikh@SMELaw.com
+ 971 (0) 4 313 2050
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Samy is a qualified Egyptian lawyer. Prior joining SME law, Samy has worked in international and top tier law firms in Doha, Qatar and Cairo, Egypt. Samy specializes in corporate commercial laws, day to day commercial advisory work and mergers & acquisitions.

Admissions

Egypt

Education

Bachelor of Law
Institut de Droit des Affaires Internationales – Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne in association with Cairo University

Master degree in International Business Law
Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University