Firm Profile > Tumi Law Firm > Tripoli, Libya

Tumi Law Firm

Libya > Leading firms Tier 2

Tumi Law Firm has a strong international pedigree having previous had an association with Dentons. The firm still works closely with several international firms and represents a broad range of multinational clients from across a variety of sectors, including energy, aviation, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and banking. The firm is divided almost equally between its contentious and non-contentious teams, and is led by founding partner Mohamed Tumi and managing partner Mazen Tumi.

The firm: Upon the liberalization of the laws relating to private legal practices in Libya, Dr Mohamed A Tumi founded Tumi Law Firm in 1990. Tumi Law Firm has established cooperative relationships with several distinguished international law firms among them Dentons with whom the firm had an association for ten years. Tumi Law Firm has grown to become the largest corporate law firm in the country and has built a national and international reputation in providing professional legal services within the State of Libya. The firm’s client base consists of some of the world’s leading corporate giants doing business with Libya. Moreover, the firm renders its legal services to the majority of the embassies, diplomatic missions and NGOs stationed in the country.

The firm is managed by the two partners, namely Dr Mohamed A Tumi and Mr Mazen M Tumi, retaining the most highly qualified and experienced attorneys to work in their legal consultations and litigation departments. In particular the members who are part of the legal consultation department have obtained postgraduate degrees from universities in Ireland, the UK and US, and are fluent in Arabic and English. The legal team is also supported by a dedicated secretarial and administrative team, an accountant, an IT specialist, a public relations officer and in-house public notary.

The team works in a relaxed environment in a modern and fully equipped five-storey corporate office in downtown Tripoli. The office is equipped with a large library, three meeting rooms and a seminar room created for the comfort of the firm’s clients.

Areas of practice: The firm’s commitment to finding the best legal solution from the most accurate point of direction has contributed to its success. The firm attaches the same importance to all its practice areas regardless of the size of the sector. Tumi Law firm encompasses a wide variety of corporate matters including but not limited to the below:

Corporate law and business start-up: general corporate counselling regarding preferences and information about business entities, including partnerships, joint stock companies and limited liability companies, besides shareholder agreements and disputes. Experienced in incorporating all types of companies as well as registering branch offices.

Oil and gas (petroleum industry): assisting and advising clients on Libyan Petroleum Law and the regulations thereof. Providing interpretation of clauses related to the EPSA contract (Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements) along with advice on the financing of oil rigs and dealings with the NOC (National Oil Corporation) and assistance with joint venture agreements in this field.

Litigation, mediation and arbitration (local and international): representation before all courts of law in Libya including the Supreme Court. Representation at various arbitration tribunal sittings as well as mediation services.

Insurance law: representation concerning all matters arising from contracts of insurance, including policy coverage or cancellation and claim disputes, as well as advice on the recent insurance law of 2005.

Labour law: counsel on all types of employment contracts including employer/employee rights and obligations, as well as assistance in drafting of employment and training contracts together with mediation services for the resolution of disputes with employees.

Commercial law: advice on and drafting of agency agreements, joint venture agreements, memoranda of understanding and letters of intent. Assistance with the Libyan distribution law as well as shipping contracts, services contracts, commercial disputes and customs law.

Banking and finance law: advice on the new banking and stock exchange laws as well as credit, debt and security laws. Substantial experience in banking litigation including letters of credit, letters of guarantee, fraud, cheques and loan agreements.

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation and maritime affairs
Oil and gas
Banking and finance
Intellectual property
Agency/distribution/franchise law
Company formation and liquidation
Debt collection
Mergers and acquisitions
Due diligence
Corporate immigration
Number of lawyers : 21
Alliance of Business Lawyers
US-Libyan Business Association
International Bar Association
Association of European Attorneys
Lex Arab (Association of Arab Business Lawyers)
Libyan Bar Association
Contacts : Dr Mohamed A Tumi – founding partner (
Contacts : Mazen M Tumi – managing partner (