About Us

Sudanese Commercial Law Office

Sudanese Commercial Law Office (SCLO) was founded in 2007 by Wael Omer Abdin, with the aim of providing business-oriented legal services to foreign businesses and organisations operating in Sudan or doing business with parties based in Sudan. Today, SCLO has developed a network of 15 affiliated offices across Sudan, as well as a presence in the UK. We have extensive experience in domestic and cross-border litigation and transactions. Our clients range from multinational corporations to foreign and international non-governmental organisations. We frequently serve as Local Counsel to international law firms, particularly Magic Circle and other City of London firms. We endeavour to deliver legal services in a timely, professional, and cost-effective manner. Through our committed and focused approach, we have achieved a reputation for quality and reliability among our clients from across the globe. The SCLO team is entirely bilingual, enabling us to work with clients who speak English and/or Arabic. Many members of the SCLO team are educated in the UK. Furthermore, SCLO’s Founder and Managing Partner, Mr. Abdin, is a dual-qualified lawyer in Sudan and England and Wales. SCLO’s Managing Associate, Ms Dalia Obeid, is currently in the process of becoming a qualified lawyer in England and Wales, in addition to being a qualified lawyer in Sudan. We provide the full range of legal services to our clients, who operate across a variety of industry sectors.

  • Agency & Distribution
  • Banking & Finance
  • Company & Corporate
  • Contracts & Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Verification
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Public Private Partnerships & Public Finance
  • Pro Bono
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SCLO represents and counsels clients in industries including:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Diplomatic Missions and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Energy, Natural Resources and Environment
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • International Trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Real Estate
  • Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT)

oUr values:

Our values drove the founding of SCLO and continue to guide everything we do today.

Accuracy: Doing it right the first time is our guiding principle.

Ambition: We are driven by ambition, for our clients, and for our people. We aim to be leaders in our domain and to help our clients become leaders in their domains.

Collaboration: We invite, share, and respect diverse perspectives from our colleagues, clients, and third-party providers.

Confidentiality: We are uncompromising in our observance of confidentiality because being trusted by our clients is an honour that we highly value.

Excellence: We strive for excellence in every work product and service, as part of our endeavour to build lasting relationships with each of our clients.

Innovation: We constantly seek creative and original ways to solve complex problems for our clients.

We appreciate the relationships we have with each and every one of our clients, and we are proud to share that in a recent client survey, 100% of our clients said they were very satisfied with our service. 75% said our service was of a high quality, 75% were happy to engage our services again and 100% of our clients said they would recommend our services to others.

SCLO has received multiple awards and accolades over the last decade from distinguished business and law-related organisations including the following:

  • SCLO Ranked in Chambers and Partners 2013, 2014
  • Managing Partner Wael Mohamed has been ranked frequently in Chambers in Partners
  • SCLO has been awarded the Best Corporate and M&A Law Firm 2018 – Sudan within Acquisition International’s Global Excellence Awards.

To learn more about SCLO and how we may be able to assist you, please contact us for a consultation.