About the Firm

The firm was founded in 1976 by the late Advocate Elsadig Shami (1940-2011). Mr. Sadig was one of the prominent Sudanese lawyers. He joined the Bench in Sudan in 1965 and practiced as a judge until he became a High Court Judge. Then in 1974, he was appointed as the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Sudan. He resigned that office and started a private practice in the Bar establishing this firm in 1976. Mr. Shami was widely known as a key figure in the transitional justice trials following the April 1985 Popular Uprise and in a number of high profile trials in Arab countries as well. He had an intense, wide and diversified practice and was specially known as a tier one commercial and corporate lawyer.

The firm went through a number of restructuring schemes until it was recently reorganized and registered as a professional partnership in 2013 with this new brand ‘Shami, Khalil & Siddig Advocates’ under the Partnership Registration Ordinance 1933 and the Business Names Ordinance 1931 with the authorisatin of the Advocates Admission Committee of Sudan. The firm’s practice is regulated by the Advocacy Act 1983.