Ziad G. Alhussairi

Ziad Alhussairi is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Libya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ziad directly using the contact details listed above.

Ziad has substantial experience in litigating on behalf of international oil exploration and production companies, oilfield services companies, foreign investors and aviation companies.

Ziad practice focuses on representing foreign companies before Libyan courts in civil, commercial, intellectual property, tax and labour disputes, as well as advising on various labour and social security law issues and the incorporation and registration of Libyan companies, branches of foreign companies and representative offices.

Firm Overview:

The Libyan law firm Mukhtar, Kelbash and Elgharabli MKE was established in the early 1990’s by the three named partners, Mahmud Mukhtar, Bahloul Kelbash and Abdudayem Elgharabli, following liberalisation of private legal practice in Libya.

The firm has grown in size to meet the demands of its clients and growing interest in the Libyan market, with three partners, two senior associates and two associates as well as a team of support staff, based in new modern office facilities located in Dahara business district in the heart of the City of Tripoli.

Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, Tunisia to the northwest, and maritime borders with Malta and Greece.

Samih Salem El-Atrash

Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash was born in Benghazi city in 1953 and grew up in a family environment shaped by the profession of leading Libyan lawyer, Advocate Salem El-Atrash.

Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash graduated in 1977 from the Libyan University (Gharyounis) before undertaking his professional training with El-Atrash Law Firm in Benghazi.

Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash continued to practise law in the family firm until the promulgation of Law no.4/1982, when he enrolled in the People’s Advocacy under the umbrella of the Ministry of Justice, undertaking cases in the penal, civil, personal status and other fields.

After the promulgation of Law no.10/1990 amending Law no.4/1982 and reinstating the private and independent law profession, Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash resumed the operation of El-Atrash Law Office in Benghazi as an Appeal Court lawyer, before gaining the status of Supreme Court lawyer in 1990.

Throughout his career, Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash has achieved notable success in the penal sphere and is considered one of the leading Libyan lawyers. He is a well-known personality in his home city of Benghazi and has participated in several national and international conferences in Tunisia, Morocco and Luxemburg.

Firm Overview:

El-Atrash Law Office was founded in 1951, the year in which Libya took its place in the community of nations emerging as a unified state from the devastation of the Second World War, Italian colonisation and centuries of Turkish administration.

El-Atrash Law Office is proud to have served Libya from the birth of the modern nation to its position today as a key Arab, North African and Mediterranean state and it continues to put its principles, commitment and abilities at the service of the Libyan people by contributing to the legal and judicial development of the country.

Following in the tradition of loyal service embodied by the career of its founder, Advocate Salem Abd Al-Qadr Ahmed El-Atrash, our office is proud to have sustained its contribution to the Libyan nation for six decades and looks forward to welcoming the new generation of legal professionals from El-Atrash family who grew up with the guiding principle of struggle for justice and rights through law.

Our Offices in the capital city of Tripoli and Benghazi are supported by our overseas base in the Republic of Malta, a nation whose stand in recent decades as a loyal friend to the Libyan people as well as the larger Arab nation through its support for the rights of the Palestinian people encouraged our close professional and family ties with this friendly nation.

Our years of experience both in Libya and abroad ensure that our offices provide a high standard of work and service. We have experience in dealing with clients from diverse backgrounds from countries around the world in various areas of law.

Mazen M. Tumi

Mazen Tumi is our exclusively recommended Project Finance expert in Libya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mazen directly using the contact details listed above.

Mazen has extensive experience representing national and international companies and organisations in their various transactions, including joint ventures, concession, EPSA, DEPSA and EPC agreements, MOUs, shareholders’ agreements, Project Finance and Securitisation, Onward Investment, Commercial disputes,.

He advises and represents clients with respect to litigation and legal proceedings.

Mazen is a graduate from school of Law at Tripoli University, Tripoli, Libya and has been admitted with full rights of audience before the supreme court. Mr. Tumi also holds an LL.M degree, graduating with Distinction from the University of East London, specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law and International Trade. Moreover, he has a B.A. in Business Administration and is a specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law. He has excelled as a litigator in these fields before the courts.

Mazen is a member of the Libyan Bar Association, Arab Lawyers Union, and Arab Institute of Arbitration.

Firm Overview:

Tumi Law Firm has grown to become the largest law firm in Libya and built a national and international reputation in providing professional legal services.

This reputation is a result of the law firms continued commitment to excellence and availability throughout the countries fluctuating environment.

Our policy is to provide the highest standard of client care whilst ensuring full awareness of the realities of the commercial and corporate world as it stands in Libya. Our philosophy is that the Firm will work hard to make sure that your business finds success and prosperity in Libya. We will, therefore, strive to deliver a comprehensive service to all our clients by providing your business with full legal support as well as any administrative and logistical assistance that you may require.