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Itkan Law Firm: Top-Tier in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Second Year in a Row

We are proud to announce that Itkan Law Firm has been ranked, for the second year in a row, as a Tier 1 firm in Libya for 2021, by the leading Legal directory, ‘the Legal 500 EMEA’. The head of Itkan Law, Albudery Shariha, has also been honoured with the privilege of being listed in […]

Conducting Business in Libya

Libyan legal requirements on foreign companies present a number of obstructions to their freedom of operation. Thus, this advisory opinion highlights the legal framework pertinent to Libyan market accessibility, and the appropriate legal form and business organisation, by foreign investors under Libyan laws and jurisdiction. Three key pieces of legislation are the 1954 Civil Code, […]

Libya: FDI In Libya: The Way

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Our overall conclusion is that the new draft Companies Law has addressed various anomalies that existed under the prevailing legal framework, but is rather protectionist and backwards looking as regards FDI. In our view, the new draft FDI provisions should be reviewed and considered in more detail by the government to make sure that they properly capture the preferred policies and ambitions of Libya in its drive to develop and enhance the growth of Libya’s private sector.

FDI laws in Libya: a stark reminder of the fluidity of the legal and practical landscape

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As the only international law firm operating in Libya, we fully understand and appreciate that we work in an environment in which divergence between law and practice is commonplace. A recent example of this divergence is the application of Law No 9 of 2010 (the Investment Law) in the context of the foreign ownership restrictions set out in Decree 207 of 2012 (Decree 207).

NPWJ organises a trial monitoring capacity building for Libyan lawyers

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In the framework of its program entitled “Supporting Libya’s Democratic Transition through Justice and Accountability”, No Peace Without Justice organised a trial monitoring capacity building for Libyan lawyers aimed at building their professional capacity to monitor national criminal trials, particularly those that address crimes under international law and other human rights and humanitarian law violations. The objective is to ensure that national civil society has the skills and the tools to monitor proceedings and advocate for fair trials in compliance with international standards so that redress for victims and justice for the country can be based on an unassailable, fair and independent process.
Itkan on The Legal 500
EMEA 2020 edition

"Itkan Law operates in a genuine niche as a law firm providing international law firm levels of support and responsiveness in connection with the Libyan jurisdiction"

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