Practice Areas

PPP & Project Finance


Our extensive Public Private Partnership (PPP) experience includes acting on numerous high-profile projects in Sudan.

SCLO’s Founder and Managing Partner, Wael Abdin, counselled the World Bank Group on the provision of PPP support to the Republic of Sudan. Mr. Abdin was appointed as National Legal Expert by Castalia Advisors on its ‘Provision of PPP Support for the Republic of Sudan’ consultancy project for the World Bank Group. He drafted a report in collaboration with Castalia Advisors on the current legal, regulatory, and policy regimes governing PPPs, private sector participation, and private and foreign investment in infrastructure. Mr. Abdin identified measures directed at bridging the legal, regulatory and policy gaps in Sudan’s PPP framework and recommended ways to overcome the barriers to private sector participation. The SCLO team supported Castalia Advisors in its drafting of a PPP bill for Sudan, ensuring the bill’s compatibility with the Sudanese legal system.

SCLO’s work in this area has also included:

Serving as National Legal Experts on consultancies conducted by international development institutions including the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Currently acting as National Legal Experts for Landell Mills, on the establishment and running of the PPP Unit of IFAD’s Livestock Marketing and Resilience Programme in Sudan. SCLO is advising on the development and structuring of bankable transactions corresponding to specified value chains with the objective of facilitating private investment in construction and maintenance operations in the agriculture sector under PPP contracts. This multi-phase project includes conducting a legal review of the institutional responsibilities and regulatory frameworks and recommending legal and policy reforms commensurate with best practices as adopted by other nations in consultation with those nations.

Advising Siemens on various matters in Sudan.

Advising Khartoum New International Airport on its proposed project to build a fuel farm storage facility under a Build-Operate-Transfer contract.  

Advising Khartoum State Water Corporation on its Build-Operate-Transfer project, the Almanara Water Project, worth €87 million.

Mr Abdin authored the Sudan Chapter in Chambers &Partners’ Project Finance Guide.

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