Mr. Abdin advises international and regional law firms and major multinational corporations operating in Sudan. His areas of specialisation include corporate mergers and acquisitions, project financing, alternative dispute resolution and joint venture structuring. He has also represented clients in arbitration proceedings in disputes related to construction, intellectual property and commercial contracts.
Mr. Abdin earned his Master’s in Law degree from the University of Khartoum in 2005 and was the recipient of the highly-coveted Chevening Scholarship. He received a second master degree in International Business Law with merit from the University of Manchester in 2006. In addition, Mr. Abdin was awarded an International Practice Diploma in International Joint Ventures from the College of law of England and Wales, which was funded by a scholarship from the International Bar Association (IBA).
Among his many career recognitions, Mr. Abdin takes great pride in being one of very few African lawyers selected for the International Lawyers for Africa Program (ILFA) in London in 2007, where he served a three month secondment with international law firm Dentons. Through his work with Dentons, Mr. Abdin strengthened and broadened his experience in energy, infrastructure, project finance, and telecommunications. The ILFA project also included an external training program in many city law firms and universities, including Allan & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith, Linklaters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Berwin Leighton Paisner, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and the World Bank.
While Mr. Abdin has a traditional western education, his experience makes him uniquely suited to counsel clients on how to best work in Sudan and other developing countries. He has successfully passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (administered by the Solicitors Regulation Authority) and has now been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales.
A published author and frequent speaker on financial and corporate law, Mr. Abdin is often asked to render legal opinions to international law firms regarding aspects of Sudanese law related to alternative dispute resolution, investments, corporate law, commercial law, banking and labour and employment. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and a former member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 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 labour.