Why Choose Us
- Pioneers in the field
- Experienced in business law
- International recognition
- Abide by the international best practice
- Satisfied clients
|Wael Abdin (Managing Partner / Founder)|
An entrepreneurial lawyer. He founded the Sudanese Commercial Law Office (SCLO) in Sudan in January 2007. In 2013 up to 2015 the practice has been ranked in Chambers and Partners Global. Since April 2015 (SCLO) have established a branch in the UK.
Mr. Abdin advises international and city law firms, in addition to major multinational companies in Sudan. He specializes in Corporate M&A, project finance, ADR and joint ventures. Mr. Abdin had his first Masters in Law from the University of Khartoum in 2005 upon which he received the Chevening Scholarship and was able to accomplish his second masters in International Business Law with merit from the University of Manchester in 2006. Mr. Abdin has also been awarded an International Practice Diploma in International Joint Ventures from the College of law of England and Wales, and this diploma has been funded by the International Bar Association (IBA). He was among one of few African lawyers selected for the International Lawyers for Africa Program (ILFA) in London 2007 where he was seconded at Denton’s Law Firm and secondment spans for three month. He gained experience in Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance, and Telecom. The (ILFA) project included an external training in many city Law Firms and Universities such as Allan & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith, Linklaters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Berwin Leighton Paisner, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and the World Bank. He has undertaken a western education, yet has the benefit of having a full and deep understanding of how this would be applicable in developing countries. Mr. Abdin has successfully passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme and is now currently in the process of being admitted to the roll of Solicitors in England and Wales.
Mr. Abdin is a former member of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) He was also previously a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He also served as a co-arbitrator in many arbitration proceedings in disputes related to construction, intellectual property and commercial contracts. He also rendered several legal opinions to international law firms regarding aspects of Sudanese legal issues in relation to ADR, investment, corporate, commercial, banking and labor.
Adding to the above, Mr. Abdin is a published author and has given training and lectured in finance law and corporate law.
|Fawzia El-Amin (Head of Energy, Natural Resources & Environment)|
One of the experienced Sudanese lawyers with tremendous career history. Upon her graduation from the Faculty of Law University of Khartoum in 1974, she joined the Attorney General’s Chamber (Now the Ministry of Justice) from (1976 – 1991), and was assigned to the civil, criminal and commercial registrations departments. Afterwards, she became a private practicing lawyer and oath commissioner from (1992 – 2001), and by the end of 2001 she rejoined the Ministry of Justice to serve in the legislative and contracts sections, and then seconded to the National Electricity Corporation (NEC) from (2003 – 2010). From (2010 – 2011) she was selected as the head of the translation department at the Ministry of Justice. Upon that, she was appointed as the head of the legal administration in the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity from (2011 – 2016) where she worked alongside the Nuclear Power Generation Unit, and the renewable Energy departments with all the matters concerning contractual negotiations and drafting.
Ms El-Amin was an associated member in the program held in Vienna by the United Nations concerning insolvency out-boundaries in 2010, and she represented Sudanese government in the course of drafting regulations regarding the first Nuclear Power Plant in Sudan which was also held in Vienna in 2012. In addition to representing the authorities in drafting and negotiating contracts with the People’s Republic of China. She is an associated member in the Common Authority of the River Nile since the year 2013. She was also a member in the Pan-Arab Electrical Market where she represented the Sudanese government in reviewing and revising the Electrical interconnection agreements which where sponsored through the Arab League and the World Bank since the year 2012. Currently she’s acting as a member of the English version of Sudanese laws volumes revision committee.
|El-Amin Omara (Head of Real-Estate & Administrative Law)|
SCLO’s experienced advisor in the department of Real-estate and Administrative Law. Working with the National Electricity Corp. (NEC) for more than 32 years and being responsible for the land portfolio, gave Mr. Omara the capacity of understanding all sorts of dealings in the real-estate filed due to his involvement in lands registration, expropriation, allocation ...etc. Mr Omara was also in charge of negotiating settlements with those affected by building of dams, thermal, solar and wind electricity plants.
Mr Omara has the utmost knowledge of advising local and foreign investors on their projects specially in the land and energy sectors as his experience with the National Electricity Corp. (NEC) is unprecedented. Mr Omara received two higher diplomas in public & private Law, adding to that a Master’s degree in Administrative Law in 2009. He also served as the legal advisor to the Ministry of Electricity & Dams.
|Najla Shukri (Head of Intellectual Property)|
one of the exceptional Sudanese lawyers with spectacular expertise in the Intellectual Property field. Upon her graduation from the University of Khartoum in 1999, she received her legal training at Mohamed Sabrry’s law office. During that time, she managed to achieve her Master’s degree in (License to use Trade Marks “comparative study”) from the University of Khartoum in 2004, and currently a PHD candidate doing her research in (Border Measures to Protect Intellectual Property Rights “comparative study”).
After that she founded and lectured at the Sudanese Centre for Intellectual Property Studies (SCIPS). Subsequently, she was appointed as the head of the legal department at Smas for Intellectual Property Co. in Sudan, and then joining Talal Abu-Ghazaleh organization (TAG org) as a legal advisor in Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain, and also a legal advisor for Nile-Techna trade mark agent in Khartoum. She is a registered Trade Mark agent since the year 2011, and attended many events regarding Interregional Copyrights & Related Rights seminars in Helsinki – Finland and in Geneva – Switzerland. From the year 2013 onwards she joined the Sudanese Commercial Law Office (SCLO) to assume the positon of the head of the Intellectual Property department at the firm in Khartoum’s branch.
|Ahmed Eldirdiri (Managing Associate)|
A bilingual qualified lawyer from Sudan with expertise in corporate counsel, litigation and ADR. Graduated from the faculty of law University of Khartoum in 2011, upon which Ahmed received premium legal training at Dr. Abdul'rahman Khalifa's law office for a period of two consecutive years before joining one of the Sudanese finest consultancy companies, Kenana Engineering & Technical Services Co. where Ahmed enrolled as in-house counsel in 2013. Then he moved to the state of Qatar to join Ghada M. Darwish Law Firm as an associate where he developed exceptional experience in civil law practice. Until recently, he assumed his role as managing associate at the Sudanese Commercial Law Office (SCLO) in Khartoum's branch.
Highly skilled in both common and civil laws, Ahmed has drafted, reviewed and advised on massive and complex transactions across the GCC and Africa. His expertise lies in corporate commercial law and the contracts field with high-end diligence on risk assessments and costs minimization. He is a construction / infrastructure specialist with keen ability to provide timely advice to clients and meeting deadlines in quick-turnaround events. He represented clients in multiple arbitral proceedings in Sudan and abroad. Possessing the corporate acumen, Ahmed is ready to advise on diverse areas of practice and sectors, including but not limited to employment, M&A, Energy Oil & Gas
|Tariq Makadi (TMT & Cyber security)|
Tariq is a rolemodel, with vast Experience in information technology & telecommunications (ICT) sector gained from working in Mobile operators and ICT vendors (OEMs, infrastructure SW & HW providers and manufacturers) in Networks administration, networks support and operation, ICT Integration and design, project management, Sales and commercial, over 14 years. He is specialized in key accounts management, trade compliance and ICT governance. He has particular knowledge in complex technology and procurement transactions, His mixed background of working with leading international ICT providers engaged in both local and international, along with his law experience are invaluable to both local and international business matters and to develop effective relationship between all stakeholders, key partners, and customers.
Working at crossroad of rapid dynamic changes and development of Technology, project management, product development and legal issues, gives Tariq ability to find pragmatic and creative solutions and advice to start-ups and more mature companies with a specific focus on licensing (SW & HW), SLAs and outsource deals, e-commerce, cloud computing, software and license agreements, personal data protection and privacy. He advises on the acquisition and exploitation of content rights across traditional and emerging platforms. Mr Makadi holds a Master of Law (LLM) in Information Technology Law from Aberystwyth University - UK, a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Al-Nelain University, a Post Graduate Diploma in business administration from University of Khartoum, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Engineering from Future University. He joined SCLO in March of 2017 in the department of telecoms and cyber-security.
|Afnan Khalid (Torts, Medical Negligence & Consumer Protection)|
A fully qualified lawyer with exceptional skills in litigation, petitions drafting and legal writing in general. She was chosen in several conferences and events abroad as a representative of young lawyers and as a civil society activist. Upon her graduation from the University of Khartoum faculty of Law with honors, she passed her bar exam and accomplished her training in People's Legal Aid Center "PLACE", where she has improved and developed her litigation skills by handling a bunch of diversified and complicated cases. Furthermore, Ms. Khalid has valuable practical expertise in both criminal and administrative laws as she was involved in many controversial cases.
in January 2017, she was officially admitted and listed in the Sudanese Bar Association, and she joined SCLO’s team in the department of torts, personal injury & consumer protection.
|Duaa Abdelnour (Paralegal)|
An exemplary Sudanese bilingual law graduate with a unique set of skills in research, data analysis and in-depth knowledge of e-discovery procedures and techniques. Graduated from the faculty of law University of Khartoum in 2015, during the course of her study Ms. Abdelnour actively volunteered as a researcher in People’s Legal Aid Center (PLACE), the Legal Aid Clinic and Human Rights Center in the University of Khartoum. Upon which Ms. Abdelnour joined the Investment Encouragement Commission – Sudan as a legal trainee, where she conducted legal due diligence, contractual reviews and licensing procedures on multiple cases with local and foreign investors. As of December 2016, she joined (SCLO) to assume the position of paralegal in Khartoum’s branch.