Firm Profile > Itkan Law > Tripoli, Libya

Itkan Law
68 (3) NASR FOREST
BAB BEN GHASHIR
PO. BOX 93700, TRIPOLI
Libya

Leading firms Tier 1

Itkan Law has a top-notch reputation within the legal market, and its managing partner Albudery Shariha is a leading figure. He is regularly referred work by major international law firms and receives direct mandates from multinationals and foreign investors into Libya. Dispute resolution is a key area for the firm, with cross-border litigation and arbitration featuring high on the agenda. The team is also well versed in procurement advice, corporate due diligence and IP. The well-regarded firm has offices in Tripoli and London.

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Itkan Law is an independent law firm established in Tripoli, Libya, in 2005. The firm brings together some of the most experienced legal practitioners and scholars in Libya. In addition to our head offices in Tripoli, we have just launched our first regional office in Benghazi in July 2020.

Founded by Mr Albudery Shariha, whose former posts include partner at Clyde and Co. between 2012 and 2016, and General Counsel at the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) since 2007. Albudery has nurtured an extensive network of regional and international affiliates, offering expert legal advice and professional services to multinational corporate client and international governments on a broad range of complex cross-jurisdictional matters arising under Libyan law.

We cooperate with several national and international networks of affiliated legal professionals; with access to extensive strategic and operational resources. Our team has considerable experience working with leading multinational law firms on cross jurisdictional cases concerning both private and state entities in Libya. We have been appointed by various government legal departments as legal experts on high profile cases regarding Libyan jurisdiction. We are also members of the advisory board to the Libyan Centre for international Commercial Arbitration.

Our team hails from all of Libya’s regions. Our barristers, lawyers and consultants have over 200 years of combined legal experience, including a former supreme court justice and director of public prosecution. Our partners are admitted before all courts of law in the State of Libya, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Our client base includes Fortune500 companies, Silicon Valley heavyweights, State Legal departments of G20 nations, and other corporate clients from around the world.

The team is active in academic and humanitarian fields, whether contributing to reputable publications such as the Bloomberg International Tax Guide and LexisNexis MENA Business Law Review, or supporting EU efforts to tackle human trafficking and illegal migration in Libya, among various other noteworthy initiatives. The team has previously worked with the Cyrus R. Vance Centre for International Justice and Clifford Chance on the Vance Centre Environment Programme. This was a comprehensive research programme on the Right to a Healthy Environment with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Advice & Consultation Albudery Shariha albudery.shariha@itkan.ly
Intellectual Property Huda Tulti huda.tulti@itkan.ly
Litigation Husam Riany husam.riany@itkan.ly
General Enquiry Aisha Belgasim aisha.belgasim@itkan.ly
General Enquiry Amina Muftah amina.muftah@itkan.ly
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Albudery Shariha photo Mr Albudery Shariha Chairman & Founding Partner
Partner : 3
Consultant : 5
Associate : 2
Junior Associate : 1
Paralegal : 1
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Libyan Bar Association

CLIENT: Sufian Alhaj
COMPANY/FIRM: Libyan Investment Authority (LIA)
TESTIMONIAL: “We are pleased to have Itkan Law on our side. They are the epitome of excellence and efficiency. Their knowledge and transparency is limitless. The team offers clients optimum care and unwavering commitment. They are strategic and intuitive. By hiring Itkan Law, clients are acquiring outstanding service from an outstanding team. Itkan law is a powerful ally.”


CLIENT: Robin Pickworth
COMPANY/FIRM: Kerman & Co (Armstrong Teasdale)
TESTIMONIAL: “I am pleased to recommend Itkan Law Firm. They provide a “best in class” service for all matters of Libyan Law. They are strategic and trusted commercial advisors to many prestigious Libyan and international clients. Their disputes team packs a very large punch and has excellent technical knowledge. Their lawyers are friendly and a pleasure to work with. I highly commend them.”


CLIENT: Amir Kordvani
COMPANY/FIRM: CMS (UAE) LLP
TESTIMONIAL: “The team at Itkan are experienced and professional. We have found them very helpful in terms of availability and technical skills. Mr Albudery Shariha is a distinguished Libyan lawyer with in-depth knowledge of various laws, regulations, court decisions, and legislations which is extremely important in a challenging market where information is not easily accessible. All of this makes Itkan reliable and the go-to-firm for us in Libya.”


CLIENT: Federica Ribechi
COMPANY/FIRM: Anas (GRUPPO FS ITALIANE)
TESTIMONIAL: “Itkan law firm is technically competent, rigorous, and customer oriented.”


CLIENT: Michael Bosco
COMPANY/FIRM: Bosco & Associates
TESTIMONIAL: “you [Albudery Shariha] have already built Libya’s leading law firm but the best is still to come. As you continue implementing your vision of building Libya’s first national full service law firm by 2024, your position in the market will only get stronger.
You and your team can always be relied upon for effective legal advice combined with savvy insight into the political realities on the ground, delivered in a highly responsive way with great attention to client service. In short, Itkan Law is clearly the best option for international clients who need high-end and timely Libyan legal advice.”


CLIENT: Abdulwahab Shagluf
COMPANY/FIRM: Libyan Center for International Commercial Arbitration
TESTIMONIAL: “Itkan literally means perfection in Arabic, and perfection is what Itkan Law strives for in the consultation services it provides. I would not hesitate to recommend Itakn to whoever is in need of assistance on legal matters related to business in Libya.”

LIBYA

At Itkan, we believe that lawyers are key agents of social change who have a responsibility to promote innovation, sustainability and economic and social development. Therefore, in order to become the law firm that can best help our clients – and our own people – prepare for and shape the future of Libya, we believe that we must break free from the traditional models that currently dominate the Libyan legal market.

  • We aim to become Libya’s first truly national full-service law firm, building on our existing presence in London, Tripoli and Benghazi to cover all major business centres and practice areas.
  • We aim to become Libya’s first truly digitalized law firm, creating a technology platform to automate routine tasks and processes so that our professionals can focus more on value-added client services and their own professional development.
  • We aim to become Libya’s first true legal partnership, ensuring that all of our professionals will have an equity stake in our business because we believe that this will help us attract the best young legal talent, promote an equitable workplace and sustain our growth far into the future.
  • We aim to become Libya’s most socially responsible law firm. We have always been committed to having a positive impact on both our local communities and the wider world and we recently became the first Libyan firm to require its professionals to spend specific time on social impact and pro bono activities.

The transformation of Libya is far from over, and our mission is to help our clients successfully navigate the many opportunities and threats that will emerge from this ongoing transformation, in whatever directions it may go.