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 Alhussairi’s 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.

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 M. Tumi focuses his practice on Oil and Gas, Project Finance, Corporate, M&A, General Business law matters.

He has extensive experience representing national and international companies and organizations in their various transactions, including joint ventures, concession, EPSA, DEPSA and EPC agreements, MOUs, shareholders’ agreements, Project Finance and Securitization, Onward Investment, Commercial disputes,. He advises and represents clients with respect to litigation and legal proceedings.

Mr. Mazen Tumi 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 (Master of Laws) degree, graduating with Distinction from the University of East London (UOEL), U.K., specializing 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.

Mr. Mazen Tumi is a member of the Libyan Bar Association, Arab Lawyers Union (ALU), and Arab Institute of Arbitration.

He is a Managing Partner in Tumi Law Firm and he gives counsel to leading international companies on Agency, Distribution, Construction, Telecommunication and Oil & Gas companies.

Mr. Mazen Tumi specialises in Oil & Gas, Corporate Law, Construction and Finance and he has been involved in a large number of projects in Libya including Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Privatization, Setting up and Financial Facilities. He also renders legal advice on many aspects of the Libyan law.

Firm Overview:

Upon the liberalization of the laws relating to private legal practices in Libya, Dr. Mohamed A. Tumi founded and established Tumi Law Firm. Since then, the Firm has grown to become the largest law firm in Libya and has built a national and international reputation in providing professional legal services.

This reputation is a result of the Firm’s 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. Over the years, the Firm’s policy and attitude have proved to be successful and we are proud to claim some of the biggest corporate names in the world among our clients.

Our clients’ confidence in our abilities and their continued longstanding custom is a result of our ability to advise, represent and implement them through their lifecycle in Libya. Tumi Law Firm is engaged in several, diverse practice areas that ensure that the Firm is fully involved in all aspects of local commercial and corporate activity. We attach the same importance and commitment to all our practice areas regardless of the size of the sector.

As part of our pledge to excellence, Tumi Law Firm retains the services of the most highly qualified and experienced attorneys in Libya. Presently, our team is made up of over thirty members, including external counsels, experts, renowned professors, public notaries and our in house legal team. The majority of our staff members, in particular the members who are part of the legal consultation department have obtained postgraduate degrees from universities in the Ireland, UK and USA, and who are fluent in Arabic and English. They are supported by a dedicated secretarial and administrative team, an accountant, an IT specialist and an in-house public relations officer, as well as a well-stocked Library that ensures that they can fully focus on the task at hand.

As a result of the successful development of all our practice areas, Tumi Law Firm has felt the need to expand our present setup. Our team works in a relaxed environment at our modern and fully equipped five-story corporate office in downtown Tripoli. The office is equipped with a large library, three meeting rooms and a seminar room created for the comfort of our clients.