• uae@karbal.net
  • |
  • libya@karbal.net
  • |
  • Switch to :
  • |
  • Français

Commercial Law & International Trade

At the heart of growing economies, KARBAL & CO provides clients with legal services in all commercial matters of international and domestic trade for individuals and corporations who wish to do business in the Middle East and North Africa. 

As a law firm that mainly specializes in Maritime & Shipping Law, our commercial and international trade practice extends to include all shipping related matters of international commerce. Our legal practice includes:

General Commercial Law transactions

  • Franchising 
  • Employment 
  • Agency Agreements 
  • Secured transactions, both in domestic and international trade
  • Sales & Acquisitions
  • Purchase and sale of real estate
  • Sale or purchase of commodities
  • Claims (breach of contract, non-conformity of products, etc.)

 International Trade

  • Import & Export 
  • Market access and regulatory matters (Establishing trade agreements and franchising in the Emirates & Libya)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Secured Transactions 
  • International purchase and sale of consumer goods and commodities

Advice on Regulatory Matters 

For clients seeking legal advice on how to proceed with their actions in accordance to regulatory provisions, we provide our clients with the following: 

  • Import & Export concerns 
  • Trade policies

International Commercial Arbitration

Karbal & Co is growing into a leading arbitration firm, with experience in a number of arbitration centers, including London, England, UK and Dubai, UAE. Some of the areas of commercial law & international trade that we represent are clients are:

  • Fraud
  • Distribution
  • Sales
  • Distribution
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance 
  • Maritime issues (Liability for damage of goods and cargo during a collision, Liability for fires, etc)

International Intellectual Property

For clients seeking to franchise or register trademarks, we provide all legal matters. We also provide arbitration and litigation services for international intellectual property claims.

Escrow Services

We have experience in providing escrow services and all legal services relating to escrow agreements, including:

  • Trusts (Forming a trust)
  • Escrow Agent Services (Real Estate Transactions, Sale of goods transactions) 
  • Claims pertaining to trustee commission 
  • Breach of Trustee's fiduciary duty



Our recent experience includes the following: 

-          Defended private clients in property matters before the UAE courts.

-          Assists private clients with private equity claims for breach of contract

-          Successfully assisted clients with escrow agreements and services for real estate transactions.

-          Represented a Libyan food importer in an international arbitration law suit in London for damaged cargo.

-          Provided arbitration services for major multinational hospitality firm concerning a breach of a hotel management agreement.


We continue to provide world class commercial law services for our clients. Our clients include:

  • General trading companies
  • Oil companies 
  • Shipping companies
  • Manufacturers 
  • Government agenices
  • Individual investors 
  • Hospitality providers (Hotels and Hotel management) 


For more information on our international trade practice, please see our Maritime Law practice.



With offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Tripoli, Libya, KARBAL & CO is an international law firm that provides legal consultancy and arbitration services to contribute to the growth and development of the Middle East and North Africa.

In our extensive experience in the region, our firm has provided legal and arbitration services to clients in the governments of both Libya and the United Arab Emirates, as well as corporations and individuals. 


+ Read more

Contact Us

Dubai Office

Tel:+ (971) 4 246 8158
Fax:+ (971) 4 246 4286
Mobile: + (971) 50 443 4286
E-Mail: dubai@karbal.net

Libya Office
Suite 163,
16th Floor, Section No.1
Tripoli Tower,
Tripoli, Libya

Tel:+(365) 21 378967
Fax:+(218) 21 3362537
Mobile: +(365) 991 3 0587
E-Mail: libya@karbal.net