From 1979 to 1981, Dr Adli Hammad worked as a legal adviser 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 of Islamic banking and finance, Dr Hammad 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 specialised in Islamic investment funds.