We are regularly instructed to act on disputes which are governed by Libyan law or where a key question of Libyan law arises.

Our role can take many forms: from providing an embedded Libyan law function as part of your dispute management team, to providing discrete advice on standalone issues of Libyan law or acting as expert witness on questions of Libyan law.

We have represented clients before all types of trial, appellate, regulatory and alternative dispute resolution tribunals in Libya, Europe, the Gulf and sub-Saharan Africa. We are particularly familiar with acting for clients in respect of arbitrations brought before the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. 

An additional core strength is our ability to advise in relation to growing regulatory requirements relevant to doing business with or by Libyan state owned entities. We understand the sanctions regime currently in place and can advise on risk mitigation measures to avoid exposure to litigation from the outset.

Key highlights of our experience include

  • A major Libyan sovereign entity in relation to several high profile disputes before the English High Court.

  • A major Libyan sovereign entity on a multi-million dollar dispute before the ICC in Paris.

  • A major international engineering firm in respect of contract validity issues arising as a result of the Libyan uprising.

  • A major international contractor in respect of its housing and infrastructure related contracts in Libya.

  • A major Libyan state institution on a multi-jurisdictional dispute spanning Africa and Europe.