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Energy Law (Oil & Gas)

Specializing in Energy law, KARBAL & CO advises clients on all legal matters pertaining to the oil & gas sector. As we have experience in the oil & gas industry in the region, we are capable of providing our clients thorough legal consultancy. Our consultants understand the importance of the specific language in oil & gas affairs in the Middle East and North Africa and this is why our legal work is performed in both English and Arabic. 

With Dr. Karbal’s experience as an in-house counsel at the Esso in Libya, KARBAL & CO has since provided legal services to clients in the private sector, as well as the government sector in both the UAE and Libya. As KARBAL & CO specializes in transactional law, the legal services provided for our clients in the oil & gas industry include transactions in downstream and midstream production.

Commercial services 

Keeping with our commercial and maritime law practices, we perform legal services for the sale and purchase of oil and gas assets such as oil rigs. Consistent with our international commercial law practice, we provide legal services for all commercial transactions provided by oil field engineering and supplies service companies and chemical engineering companies, including the sale and installement and maintenance of equipment for both for on-shore and off-shore purposes.  We provide legal services for disputes and claims relating to the shipment and storage of oil and gas. 


Our wealth of legal experience and knowledge has allowed us to provide legal services to government clients, including legal services in the construction and establishment of pipelines. We have experience in the sale of crude oil products.


We provide legal services for:

  • Governments & national oil companies (NOC)
  • Oil traders
  • Petrochemical
  • Chemical engineering companies
  • Oil field service companies
  • Oil service companies
  • Engineering consulting companies
  • Oil pipeline companies 


Expert opinions on Libyan Law

Our firm provides legal opinions on all contentious matters involving Libyan law. In furtherance of assisting our clients, our Libyan legal consultants serve as expert witnesses for all legal matters involving Libyan law. 

Our Libyan lawyers are fluent in Arabic and capable of delivering expert legal opinions. Our founding partner, Dr. Karbal has personally served as an expert witness on contentious matters involving Libyan law, including serving as an expert witness in U.S. federal court. 

Our Relevant Publications

Libyan Investment Law: Foreign Oil Companies 

Please see our Oil & Gas brochure  for more information.

Please see the specific areas below for more information. 

  • Transactions in the downstream sector of the oil & gas industry

    • For the downstream sector, we offer our clients the following services:


      * Refining and processing petroleum and petrochemical products

      * Distribution for sale petroleum and petrochemical byproducts

      * Marketing & Sale of the products to third parties such as foreign multinational corporations or governments.

      * Construction and financing of pipelines


  • Transactions in the midstream sector of the oil and gas industry

    • We offer our clients world-class legal services for transactions in

      the midstream sector. We have experience in drafting contracts and

      negotiating transactions for:

      • Transportation via shipping and pipeline.
      • Storage of oil & gas products, i.e., warehouses. 
      • Development of gas-to-liquid facilities
      • Refinery construction



  • Renewable Energy


      As the world moves towards renewable energy, KARBAL and CO is at the forefront of the innovation. Offering world-class services, we ensure that our clients are aided in all legal matters pertaining to renewable energy.  








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. 


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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