Osama Ahmed Ombada
Advocate Osama is in charge of the Oil Section in AZTAN Law Firm. Handling matters relating to the oil industry and projects. Member of AZTAN’s special assignments team. Have experience in local laws of Sudan and South Sudan and the neighbouring countries with focusing on foreign investments matters. Managed major projects related to companies’ acquisition, construction, agriculture, telecom. Great experience in Litigation and alternative disputes resolution in particular mediation and conciliation. Joined AZTAN in 2010 and before that was working since 1997 with Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company Ltd. in the Legal Affairs Department. His job included provision of legal opinion to the management with regard to the various issues relating to the company’s activities and Sudanese Laws, review and vet all contracts, agreements and tender documents, manage the procurement process from tendering process, negotiate with bidders and make recommendations with respect to contract award. Manage legal and contractual aspects of the company’s projects and claims and represent the company before courts and administrative and arbitral panels.
Fluent in Arabic and English languages.
Mrs. Alhilo received her B Sc. Good degree, from the Faculty of Commerce, Economic division. Al-Neelain University, Khartoum (March 1996).
Mrs. Alhilo is a highly motivated graduate with over 10 years of experience in customer service and business development both in Sudan and UAE. She worked extensively with private sectors, business companies and banks,in a range of challenging roles and environments. Mrs. Alhilo has excellent management and people skills developed through study and experience. Demonstrated effective communication skills both written and verbal in a number of positions with different sophisticated organizations, with both arabic and english languages. Displayed good problem solving and organizational skills under the pressure of limited resources and tight deadlines. Able to use own initiative and work as part of a team to achieve objectives; coupled with good IT skills and the ability to manage resources effectively.
Languages: Fluent Arabic and English.
Ms. Safia graduated from Middlesex University in 2021, with an Upper Second-Class Honours degree in LLB Law.
Participated in various in-school activities, as well as volunteer work in diverse fields.
Co-organised the first Career Day for law students and fresh graduates in the 8th East African International Arbitration Conference while being the co-rapporteur. Withal worked in various legal-aid projects involving Human Rights.
Passionate about, and worked in many projects in International Commercial Arbitration.
Ms. Safia mainly practices/assists in legal opinions, due diligence, commercial arbitration, pro bono cases, articles, and legal research.
Languages: Fluent Arabic and English.
Co- Founder/Managing Partner
Graduated from University of Khartoum in 1986, Mr. Hassabo is a co-founding Partner of Aztan Law Firm in 1989. Specialises in business laws, cross-border investments, finance, telecommunication, and corporate matters.
Mr. Hassabo was head of the Aztan team that handled four major financing transactions for a major telecommunication operator in Sudan and South Sudan. Moreover, He was head of the Aztan team that represented Japan Tobacco International in its landmark acquisition of HCTF in Sudan (US$ 450 million) (wasn’t confidential, was declared worldwide because JTI is a listed entity). Forbye, led the team that represented Etisalat (PJSC) of the United Arab Emirates in disposing of its shares in Canar Telecom in Sudan (US$ 93 million). Mr. Hassabo Represented Standard Bank Asia Hong Kong in the financing Sudani project for Sudatel. He handled and assumed the legal work and due diligence concerning infra-structure transactions, industrial projects, power projects, international procurement agreements, telecommunication projects, Islamic and conventional finance, distribution and agency agreements, acquisition and merger of companies, and giant agriculture projects. Was a team leader in five landmark and successful acquisition transactions in Sudan including acquisition of First Abu Dhabi bank Branch in Sudan.
Mr. Hassabo is fluent in Arabic and English languages.
Mr. Traifi received his License de Droit, from Cairo University, Khartoum Branch 1986. Practicing Lawyer in Sudan since 1989. He is is a co-founding Partner and Head of Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section since the establishment of Aztan.
Mr. Traifi specializes in litigation and alternative disputes resolution, achieving remarkable successes in many major cases qualified him to become one of the well-known lawyers who plead before courts of all types and all levels especially before the Commercial Court and the Intellectual Property Court in Khartoum. He has gained vast experience in intellectual property, real estate transactions, commercial agencies, franchise, banking and finance, in addition to heavy involvement in registration and liquidation of companies.
Mr. Traifi was a member of the team of Aztan that represented Japan Tobacco International in its landmark acquisition of HCTF in Sudan . He was also a member of the team that represented Etisalat (PJSC) of the United Arab Emirates in disposing of its shares in Canar Telecom in Sudan He also represented Standard Bank Asia Hong Kong in financing the Sudani project for Sudatel.
Mr. Traifi is a member of the International Bar Association, a member of the Competition and Antitrust Council, and ex- member of the legal team of the Committee for Removing Empowerment, Combating Corruption and Recovering Moneys.
Mr. Traifi is fluent in Arabic and English.
Graduated from the Faculty of Environmrntal Studies 1993 from the University of Omdurman Ahlia. Mr. Adil has gained his post graduate studies in Computer Science from OA University 1995. Afterwards, he received his masters in Geographical Information System, 2022.
Mr. Adel worked extensively in private sectors in the UAE, where he joined Alrawabi company as a Quality control officer from the year 1995-1997.
From 2003- 2014 , Mr. Adel became a web-designer and developer in Arakiyat company, in which he has gained a vast amount of experience in the field.
Since 2017, Mr Adil has joined Aztan Law Firm,working as an IT specialist.
Mr. Adil is fluent in Arabic and English languages.
Graduated from University of Khartoum in 2018, BA in law.
Ms. Noura is an experienced Lawyer with a history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled with extensive experience in corporate matters, business laws, Legal Writing, Corporate Governance and establishing companies, branches of foreign companies, business names and insurance matters.
With an enhanced ability of litigating and appearing in courts.
Since April 2020 – up to date, Ms. Noura has Joined Aztan Law firm, and currently holds a position of a Junior Lawyer in the Corporate department.
Languages: fluent in Arabic and English languages.
Mr. Awad received his LLB from Faculty of Law, University of Khartoum, 2008. Licensed by the Sudanese Bar Association in 2009.
His Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Translation from Juba University in 2016. Mr. Awad Specialized in litigation and arbitration, he appeared before all levels of courts in different civil, commercial and criminal cases. Gained vast experience in vetting private and governmental contracts and governmental regulations, and in labour matters.
Mr. Awad is fluent in English and Arabic languages.
Ms. Marwa graduated from Al-Neelain University, Faculty of law 2014. She was awarded LLB with First-class honors.
Ms. Marwa has over seven years’ experience in corporate law and business matters, in particular, corporate and IP matters. She gained practical experience in establishing companies, branches of foreign companies, business names and insurance matters.
Languages: Fluent Arabic and English.
Hala Gasim received her bachelor degree in Economics from Al-Neilein University. She has gained a Diploma Degree in Accounting from Sudan University for Science and Technology. In addition, Mrs. Hala has Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Al-Zaeem Alazhary University.
Mrs. Hala has joined Aztan Law Firm working in the Finance Department as an accountant for more than 15 years.
Ms. Ola is a 2019 first class-BA honors graduate from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology’s multi-jurisprudential faculty of Law. In 2021, Ms. Ola passed the Sudanese Bar Exam, since then she has joined Aztan law firm.
As part of the corporate and business department, she is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about her work.
Ms. Ola mainly practices in the fields of contract drafting, legal opinions, client management, legal research and corporate registrations;
including branchesincluding branches of foreign companies and business names. She also boasts extensive experience in project management.
Languages: Fluent Arabic and English.
Mrs. Inaam Attig received her LLB. from University of Khartoum, 1986, and her MSC in Intellectual Property from University of Khartoum 2005. She is a member of the International Bar Association. Ms. Attig specializes in intellectual property matters. Her experience includes IT matters, corporate and business laws, telecommunication, distribution and agency agreements and litigations and alternative disputes resolution. She was a member of the team of Aztan that represented Japan Tobacco International (JTI) in the acquisition of HCTF in Sudan. Mrs. Inaam was head of the team of Aztan that handled Sudan’s section in the World Bank’s project “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” 2017 report.
Mrs. Inaam is a member of the Competition and Antitrust Council which was formed by the Sudanese Prime Minister in 2020. She is also a passionate human rights defender and gender equality advocate.
Mrs. Attig is fluent in Arabic and English languages.
Nawal Elsadik Abdullah is a co-founder of AZTAN Law Firm, she possesses extensive experience in Infrastructure projects, construction and O&M contracts, procurement and government projects, PPP projects, transport & planning, including Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects, commercial arbitration, and general corporate & business matters.
Mrs. Nawal started her legal career in 1988 after joining the law office of Advocate Taha Abu Garja in Sudan. From there, Mrs. Nawal transitioned to the United Arab Emirates, where she joined the law office of Maroun Mater and Mahmoud Al-Hawai. In 1994, Mrs. Nawal’s work became more focused on Business transactions and commercial conciliation and arbitration experience over ten years with the legal department of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (“DCCI”) and Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). Thereafter, Mrs. Nawal was appointed as senior manager of the Contracts & Purchasing Team for the Rail Agency, a subsidiary of the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority. During her tenure, which spanned 2005-2014, two mega projects were executed. The first was the Dubai Metro Project. This project has received the recognition of “Guinness World Records” as the longest metro line in the world to be executed in one phase. The second project was the Dubai Tram. In 2014, Mrs. Nawal was asked to join the Department of Transport (DOT) in Abu Dhabi to be part of a team tasked with building the city’s metro and tram network. She worked on the task force until the project planning phase was completed in 2020. Mrs. Nawal continued to work closely with the team of AZTAN in Sudan, even while at DOT. Upon concluding her time at the Department of transportation in Abu Dhabi in late 2020, Nawal is now assuming a full-time role at AZTAN law.
Languages: Arabic and English.
Administration & PR Officer
Abu Alkhairat Ibrahim
Abu Alkhairat has been a member of Aztan Law Firm for more than 15 years.
Mr. Alkhair is responsible for the follow- up on the administrative work. He handles all public relations activities, where he acts as liason officer for Aztans office with all governmental entities in all matters relating to operational and administrative process.
A graduate of the College of Business Administration from Sudan University for Science and Technology in 1998.
Mrs. Awadia worked for M/S Hassabo Certified Accountant Company as an auditor. Afterwards she joined the Finance Account System and Control Deparment in Petronas White Nile Petroleum for more than 5 years, where she had gained vast experience in this field.
In 2012 , Mrs. Awadia joined Aztan Law Firm working as an Account Controllert in the Finance Departement.
Mrs. Awadia is fluent in Arabic and english languages.