AZTAN,Sulaf & Associates

Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Juba, South Sudan

AZTAN , Sulaf & Associates Advocates & Legal Consultants is a prominent law firm with a vast network of offices spanning across multiple countries, including Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, and Egypt. In August 2023, AZTAN strengthened its presence in Africa by forming a joint venture with Fountain Advocates in Rwanda. This strategic partnership further expands AZTAN’s reach and expertise, enabling them to provide comprehensive legal services to clients across the continent.

Our Services

  • Consultation for legal information, rendering of legal advice and review documents (such as
    agreements, leases, waqf, corporation documents etc.)  
  • Litigation, conciliation, arbitration, or other third-party services. 
  • Preparation and notarization of documents. Partners are qualified to act as Commissioners for Oaths in
    accordance with laws of South Sudan. 
  • Law Review. And legal updates in South Sudan. 
  • provision of legal assistance to individuals as well as entities, government and non-profit organization and
    societies, makes us proud of the continuous support to the startups, entrepreneurs and youth business initiatives.

  • Legal Research, AZTAN participates in research projects conducted by the regional and international organizations,

  • e.g. World Bank Group.

  •  Representing clients in business negotiations as well as pre-litigation negotiations. 

  • Representing clients before courts, arbitration tribunals and administrative hearings. 

  •  Other business-related services such as claim management, corporate governance, compliance issues,
    company secretary services, debt collection.

  • In the beginning of July 2023, the Ministry of Justice/ Trademarks Office in South Sudan has released a legal update that the trademarks office has resumed receiving the applications for reservation of Trademarks.

    In 2014 the Ministry of Justice in Southern Sudan has established the Trademarks Office. However, the Trademarks Law is yet to be issued by the Parliament in South Sudan. In 201—, the Ministry of Justice issued a mandatory circular whereby the process for reservation of trademarks was formally ceased.

    Now, in pursuance to the new circular, applications for reservation of Trademarks can be submitted to the Trademarks Office

Partners In Juba

Mr. Tayeb Hassbo

Mr. Osama Ombada

Mr. Sulaf Eldin Abubaker

Charles Peter Deng

Mr. Charles Peter Deng

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AZTAN recognizes its social responsibility towards the community and also its responsibility towards other categories in the business sector which need legal support to grow e.g.  the young entrepreneur’s business initiatives and starts ups.

In addition AZTAN has built a wide platform with international institutions for collaboration and provision of legal  updates specifically in relation to doing business in Sudan & South Sudan.

AZTAN delivers legal assistance to individuals on the basis of pro bono and under the governance of the Advocacy Law of 1983.

AZTAN Law Firm has built a dynamic team of advocates, young associates, inhouse lawyers and part time specialist to provide comprehensive legal assistance and consultations on pro bono basis.

Areas of Pro Bono Engagement

  • Call of Ministry of Justice or Sudanese Bar Association.
  • Assistance required by the poor individuals.
  • Human rights and non profits and NGOs.
  • The young entrepreneur’s business initiatives and starts ups. 
  • Government and semi government support in promoting investment in Sudan.

Key Partner Organizations

  • Public entities e.g. Competition and Prevention of Monopoly Practices Counsel.
  • International Organization e.g. World Bank, AZTAN has contributed in the researched carried out by the Global Indicator Group in the World Bank.
  • AZTAN has contributed in updating of the “Arbitration in Africa: a Practitioner’s Guide”

Recent successes:

  • Enforcement of Rule of Justice by always standing up to protect the human rights in Sudan and defending the individuals of Sudanese revolution against the unjustified arrest and illegal detention and torture by the military government.
  • Provide legal assistance to the young entrepreneur’s initiative of Kaheela Project.

AZTAN created a website “” in support of the collaborative efforts of the revolutionary Government in promoting foreign investment in Sudan. The website is an informative platform for all investors and interested parties.