About

ABOUT US

Leading Libyan law firm with offices in Tripoli, Libya and Washington D.C.

Karbal & Co provides legal and arbitration services to clients on the laws of Libya and our team of lawyers advise on the laws of the jurisdictions of the Middle East and North Africa. As the leading Libyan law firm, we offer services to clients operating in the private and public sectors, both government agencies, international law firms and multinationals.

The law firm was first established in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Dr. Mohamed Karbal, a lawyer admitted to practice law in Washington D.C., New York, Libya and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Established in 2011, we are the first international law firm established in Libya.

Services

Our main areas of practice of our Libya office include:

  • International human rights law
  • Libyan law (criminal law, civil law and administrative law)
  • Commercial law transactions
  • Maritime law
  • Oil & gas law
  • Corporate law (incorporation, licensing, joint-ventures and insurance)
  • Construction

As a leading Libyan law firm with experienced Libyan lawyers, we also offer expert legal opinion services and advice on Libyan law, including commercial law, civil law, administrative law and criminal law. We have served as counsel on high profile cases.

For more about the services we offer, please see our Practice Areas.

Washington D.C – Legal Consultants

Through our office in Washington D.C., we partner with law firms in the jurisdiction of the Middle East and North Africa to assist clients in Western jurisdictions in obtaining their legal services. Our lawyers and consultants are admitted to practice law in different jurisdictions in the Middle East and we offer legal consultants in relation to such requests.

Contact us for further information on the services we offer.

Profile of our Managing Partner

Our managing partner, Dr. Mohamed Karbal is an attorney licensed to practice law in New York, Washington D.C., Dubai and Libya who has decades of experience of practising law in the public and private sectors in the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. Karbal’s expertise transborder corporate and commercial legal transactions. Dr. Karbal provides exceptional legal analysis while drafting in English and Arabic.

In addition to his experience in the private sector, Dr. Karbal has held various governmental positions for over twenty years. Such positions include the head of the legal department at the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Transportation Department of Abu Dhabi. Dr. Karbal oversaw and advised on restructuring of the Abu Dhabi transportation system and drafting of legislation in the Emirates, including:

  1. the ”Law No. 23 of 2005 Regarding the Health Insurance Scheme for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi;” and
  2. the maritime regulations of Abu Dhabi.

As managing partner of Karbal & Co, Dr. Karbal led the team which amended the “Waterways Management Regulations for the Emirates of Abu Dhabi” in order to be compliant with international maritime laws, regulations and standards (e.g., MARPOL) in 2014.


Dr. Karbal received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, USA, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Maritime Law from the University College London, (UCL), a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law from Indiana University, Indiana, USA and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Benghazi, Libya. Dr. Karbal holds a Certificate in Maritime Dispute Resolution and Arbitration from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK.

In addition to practising law, Dr. Karbal has held the position of Associate Professor in various American and international universities.

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