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Wail Omer Abdin



Location: Cardiff, UK


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 the 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 months. 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 has been admitted to the role 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 labour. Adding to the above, Mr Abdin is a published author and has given training and lectured in finance law and corporate law.

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