Leading Individuals

Next Generation Partners

Rising Stars

Leading firms in Libya

Eltumi Partners

Eltumi Partners primarily focuses on the Libyan energy and infrastructure sectors, including both upstream and downstream oil and gas work. The team is well versed in contentious and non-contentious matters with expertise in engineering, telecommunications and public utilities. Regarding disputes, the practice is regularly instructed on international arbitration, tax disputes and employment law. The team is led by Tarek Eltumi with support from associate Nusaiba Alraes.

Practice head(s):

Tarek Eltumi


Other key lawyers:

Nusaiba Alraes


Testimonials

‘Intimate practical knowledge of the Libyan market and government related entities.’

‘Tarek Eltumi is very practical and commercial in his advice and adept at cutting to the key points of the matter.’

Itkan Law

Itkan Law is reputable for the services it offers to both domestic and international companies as well as diplomatic missions in Libya. The firm has expertise in sectors such as construction, oil and gas, commercial debt recovery, regulatory governance and international arbitration. Founding partner Albudery Shariha has extensive knowledge of commercial law, investment law, banking & finance and litigation. Michael Bosco, who has experience in several elite US firms, acts in high profile cross-border disputes and internal investigations.  Huda Tulti also has intellectual property expertise.

Practice head(s):

Albudery Shariha; Michael Bosco; Huda Tulti


Testimonials

‘A very experienced team with both practical knowledge of business as well as an excellent knowledge of Libyan law.’

‘Albudery Shariha is a founding partner and has proved to be a very reliable and has an excellent knowledge of Libyan company law. Dr Huda Tulti is a partner who is very efficient and has represented our interests in Libya in a professional manner.’

Friendly, diverse, knowledgeable.’

‘Sincere, loyal, respectful, caring.’

‘It is Libya’s leading international practice. Itkan is my go-to choice for business and private client work in Libya.’

‘The senior partner Albudery Sharihah is a Libyan lawyer with considerable high end world-wide banking commercial and regulatory experience from nearly 20 years of international experience.’

Key clients

Giga


AGCO


Webuild


British Petroleum (BP)


Japanese Embassy


Medco


Belgium Embassy


ICMPD


DS Construction


Disney +


Work highlights


  • Advised on an Arbitration before the ICC Paris, over Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) of $1.7bn.
  • Advised on a DBOT contract for the first PPP project in Libya between the state and a private company, valued at $5m.
  • Advised on a contract to establish a crude oil refinery and fund the establishment of a biofuel production plant and jatropha farms, valued at $1.24bn.

Tumi Law Firm

Tumi Law Firm provides a full range of commercial law from the incorporation of companies, licensing and branch establishment to liquidation and tax issues. The practice is also specialised in aviation and energy matters, handling both hydrocarbons and renewable work with recent highlights such as the launch of the 500MW Sadada solar power plant project. Mohamed Tumi, Mazen Tumi , who has employment law expertise, and Fairuz Smew are key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Tumi; Mazen Tumi; Fairuz Smew


Testimonials

‘Tumi Law Firm attorneys are very professional, proactive and efficient. They have a great attention to detail as they tend to go the extra mile and think about aspects that their clients may omit. They follow a close communication strategy with their clients which allows them to understand their business needs and analyse and address properly their concerns and queries.’

‘Law-firm with strong commercial and business acumen, always on top of things and directly involved in legal transitional & business matters of the country, which makes the law-firm unique in their strength to provide the most up to date advice.’

Key clients

General Electric


Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)


Daewoo


Daelim


PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal Middle East LLP


Embassy of Greece


Embassy of Argentina


Suncor Energy Oil


ENI/Technomare


Foster Wheeler


Vault Pipelines


Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd


Eversheds Sutherland El Heni


Siemens AG Branch Libya


Progetti Europa & Global S.p.A.


Deloitte


Libyan Emirati Refining Company (LERCO)


Al Tamimi & Co


Planit Travel Services Ltd.


Freshfields


Nokia Solution and Networks Branch Operations OY


White & Case Advokat AB


Ericsson


OMV Exploration & Production GmbH


Baker & McKenzie LLP


Avolon


Rural Concepts Group


Latham and Watkins


APR Energy Holdings Limited


West International Holding Limited


BNP Paribas, Hungary Branch


Gazprom


Turkish Airlines


Lufthansa German Airlines


Wintershall


Bank Of Valletta


Mitsubishi Power Aero LLC


Dentons


Snap Inc


Work highlights


  • Advised TotalEnergies on building a new 500 MW solar power plant.
  • Advised on a joint venture project between West China Cement Company and Libyan Cement Company to set up a cement factory.

Zahaf & Partners

Zahaf & Partners handles a range of corporate, commercial and banking work including drafting employment contracts, liquidation and administrative contracts termination. The firm operates across several sectors such as energy, aviation, defence, telecommunications and construction. The practice is led by Mahmud Zahaf who advises foreign investors on corporate structuring activities in Libya. He is supported by Ali Shlndi, whose practice includes contentious work.

Practice head(s):

Mahmud Zahaf


Key clients

China Petroleum Engineering and Construction


Baxter International Inc


METITO Water Treatment S.A.E.


Hashoo Group Limited


SIG Combibloc Group


Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries Manufacturers


Sahara Bank


Sarir Oil Operations Company


Tenaris S.A.


Deloitte Middle East


Work highlights


  • Advised the transaction which successfully resulted in Hashoo Group selling its shares in Burj Al Bahr Tourism Investment Joint Stock Company for approximately $100m.
  • Represented Sahara Bank in its successful case against BNP Paribas before Tripoli’s First Instance Court.

Abdou Law Firm

Abdou Law Firm provides advisory services to corporate clients on matters such as international trade, joint venture agreements, financing arrangements and contract formation. The team is regularly engaged by companies across the telecommunications, construction, and oil and gas sectors. Majdi Abdou is experienced in finance work - he co-heads the practice with Saadadeen Mohamed and Mohanad Hussein.

Practice head(s):

Majdi Abdou; Saadadeen Mohamed; Mohanad Hussein


Testimonials

‘We believe that their professionalism, attention to detail and quick response as well as the great customer service provided whether in person or other means of communication is what makes them unique.’

‘We value the customized experience provided to our company as well as the active listening skills of the team. They always make sure they have the information they need to provide tailored solutions for the best interest of our company.’

‘Abdou law firm is unique in two key ways in Libya. The first is integrity, not only on a personal and professional level, but also integrity of legal mindset and values. Abdou Law firm’s associates are both mindful and attentive to the gaps between international and current national/local legal frameworks and norms and are driven by bridging this gap. The second is its pool of connections, clients and associations with the new architecture of public and private enterprises in Libya that have mushroomed since 2011, as opposed to the established status quo enterprises of SOEs, and international oil companies.’

‘I have worked directly with both the Chairman of the Firm Majdi Abdo and the current Managing g Director of the Firm Muhannad Hussein. I have found both to be of exceptional integrity and full transparency throughout our engagement. What made both stand out for me was the willingness to exert the right effort on the political/executive to facilitate changes in the legal frameworks to enable our legal practice and spared no effort to do so any the highest levels.’

‘The team at Abdou Law Firm give huge importance to their clients. They are available at all times whenever we need them and this is what we look for in a law firm. The professionalism shown at Abdou Law Firm and their knowledge is unrivalled. What makes them stand out is their ability to deal with both local and international issues exceptionally.’

‘The client care shown by the team as a whole and their compatibility when working together has been a major factor in their success with us and I am sure with other clients as their reputation precedes them. The wide network which the team has, especially Dr Majdi, has proved valuable when we have faced issues in different governmental departments. One of the main values which makes the Abdou Law firm team stand out is their attention to detail, especially when drafting and reviewing our contracts.’

‘Abdou Law Firm has very good and well trained team. We are quite happy with their team and support.’

‘Abdou Law Firm offers the full suite of legal services. They help us in contractual issues, employment cases, civil cases etc. They are providing services in Arabic as well as in English.’

Key clients

DLA Piper


Rascomstar QF


Hatif Libya


Eversheds Sutherland


Arab Geophysical Exploration Company (AGESCO)


Public Electric Works Company


ICM Italy


Business & Strategies Europe


Bureau Veritas


Ropes & Gray


Latham & Watkins


Premier League


Ministry of Trade & Economy


P&A legal in association with AMERELLER

P&A legal in association with AMERELLER regularly advises clients in matters that involve state-owned companies. The firm is also experienced in dispute resolution issues and represents companies in court litigation and international commercial arbitration proceedings. Kilian Bälz has a particular focus in the energy sector and co-heads the team with pharmaceutical expert Paulo Greco.

Practice head(s):

Kilian Bälz; Paulo Greco


Testimonials

‘Amereller is my go-to firm for legal work in the Middle East. My main contact was Kilian Bälz, who has been doing an excellent job in assisting our client’s recognition and enforcement efforts of an arbitral investment award. I am tempted to say that without Amereller’s expertise we would simply have been unable to deal with the specific Libyan domestic procedural law issues.’

‘Kilian Bälz my main contact, who is supported by a very efficient team, which is shown by a high level of responsiveness paired with excellent quality.