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Legal opinions on Libyan Law

With the transition to stability and rise in contentious matters in Libya, our team provides legal opinions on Libyan law pursuant to client's law suits for all of our areas of practice. In our past experience, our clients include multinational oil companies and shipping companies, insurance companies, national oil companies, and private clients. 

Our expertise lies in the fact that our attorneys are Libyan and are capable of assisting clients in English and Arabic. 

Expert witness

Our attorneys serve as expert witnesses in arbitration and litigation suits in Western jurisdictions. 

Our Managing Partner, Dr. Karbal is a recognized expert in Libyan law, most notably maritime and oil & gas laws of Libya, both past and currently enacted legislation. Dr. Karbal serves as an expert witness before courts and arbitration centers in western jurisdictions. 


Our recent experience 

  • Our managing partner, Dr. Karbal successfully advised on Libyan regulation and served as an expert witness for a U.S. client who was awarded summary judgment in a maritime insurance law suit in U.S. Federal Court.
  • We have provided legal opinions in maritime arbitration law suit for damaged cargo for commodities.
  • We have interpreted the applicability of Libyan law to Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA Agreements) on behalf of an international law firm. 
  • We regularly provide legal opinions on force majeure to contracts due to the current situation in Libya.


We currently cooperate with major international law firms on contentious matters including multi-million and multi-billion dollar claims for arbitration cases involving Libya and the Middle East at arbitration centers throughout the world.



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