Transnational and Cross-Borders Transactions
We have thorough experience in working as local counsel in international and cross-border transactions. The firm has close connections and continuing co-operation with a number of leading global law firms in London, Paris, Brussels, Ottawa, and Dubai.
The firm assists both national and international clients in structuring, drafting, negotiating, and documenting cross-border transactions. We also provide legal opinions, due diligence reports, and legal advice in relation to Sudanese law aspects of such transactions.
Corporate law is a core practice of the firm. SKS provides full spectrum corporate law services including:
Establishing businesses: The firm assists clients in establishing and structuring their businesses. This includes registration of new companies and applying for concessions, licenses and investment benefits and holydays. The firm assists also in drafting and structuring joint ventures and PPPs agreements, shareholders agreements and share purchase agreements.
Mergers and Acquisitions: SKS assists in structuring, documenting and handling mergers and acquisitions transactions. We also assist in carrying out any required due diligence in relation to such transactions.
Private equity: SKS advises both private equity houses and targeted entities in structuring and drafting such type of transactions. The firm has a very good experience in this field.
Insolvency and Restructuring: SKS assists financially distressed companies in restructuring their businesses. We also represent companies and creditors in insolvency, liquidation and winding-up procedures. We have been appointed by the Commercial Court in Khartoum, as well as by companies, as the official liquidators or receivers in a number of liquidation proceedings of big corporations.
Banking and Finance
Shami, Khalil & Siddig Advocates is a leader in this area of law. We assist in structuring and documenting finance transactions with a thorough experience in Islamic finance transactions and products (Murabaha, Mugawla, Musharaka, Mudharaba, Sukuk etc.). Our services extend to cover corporate finance, project finance, syndicated loans, bonds and structured finance. We also assist in drafting, structuring and perfectionising security interests’ packages.
The firm recently advised a number of international banks, syndicated banks, financial institutions, international export credit guarantee providers, security agents, fiscal agents as well as lenders in various types of finance transactions.
The firm is known for its very strong litigation and arbitration practice. SKS is a tier one dispute resolution firm in Sudan. We are currently handling a number of multimillion USD/EUR disputes pending before the Khartoum Commercial Court and before ad hoc arbitration panels.
In addition to practicing in local commercial arbitration and litigation, we assist global firms, as local counsel, in commercial, investment and international arbitration involving Sudanese parties.
General Commercial Practice
Within this sector of practice of the firm, we provide advisory, transactional and litigation services in:
International trade: We assist clients in international sale of goods, carriage of goods and in relating areas including L/Cs and bank guarantees disputes.
Intellectual Property: The Firm provides services of registration of trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs and all other types of intellectual property rights. We also handle disputes and conduct litigation on these matters. We are officially accredited trademarks agents in Sudan.
Aviation: Our services have long been retained by a number of leading air transport companies and from time to time by other aviation companies. A body of accumulated experience has been built including aviation regulations, claims, aircraft financing and other related legal issues.
Real estate: We assist in real estate acquisitions and development transactions and in conveyance and registration procedures as well.
Construction: Beside our specialization in project finance, we also handle construction claims and disputes.
Employment: The firm assists companies in framing policies and internal regulations and in drafting employment contracts. We also handle labour disputes.