Lawyers
Abdudayem Elgharabli has substantial experience in advising international oil companies in the upstream and downstream sectors, foreign investors in various sectors, international construction companies, telecoms, aviation and defense companies.

Abdudayem's practice focuses on advising on the Libyan Petroleum Laws and Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA), the Libyan Foreign Investment Laws, Libyan Corporate Law and the Administrative Contracts Regulations.

Advisery and transactional experience includes:

  • Advised major international oil exploration and production companies on the negotiation of EPSA's with the Libyan National Oil Corporation during the various bid rounds held since 2004, including advising on and the preparation of Arabic documents for new EPSA's replacing the traditional concessions.

  • Represented major international oil companies operating in Libya in tax appeals relating to the levying of stamp duty on Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA's) and other agreements.

  • Represented Sirte Oil Company in litigation against an international construction and engineering company, successfully obtaining a judgment of US$120million in damages.

  • Represented an airline operator in successfully nullifying the Use of Airports Fees Schedule (issued by the General People‚Äôs Committee) in an action brought before the Administrative Courts.

    Bars and Courts
    Member of the Libyan Bar Association
    Rights of audience before all First Instance Courts and the Courts of Appeal

    Education
    LL.M Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania
    LL.B University of Gharyonis, Libya.

    Publications and Speeches
    "Libya: A Guide to Commercial Law, Banking Law and Accounting" (co-author), Mukhtar, Kelbash & Elgharabli and Eversheds LLP, GMB Publishing, 2008.

    "Doing Business with Libya" (co-author), 2nd Ed. Kogan Page Limited, 2004.

    "Middle East Year In Review: Libya" (author), American Bar Association etc.

    "Year-in-Review of Developments in Middle Eastern Law: Law", (co-author), The International Lawyer, Vol. 36, No.3, 2001

    "Establishing the Appropriate Corporate Entity to Conduct Business in Libya" (author), paper presented at Doing Business in Libya, a conference hosted by Eversheds, Ernst & Whinney and Mukhtar, Kelbash & Elgharabli, in London 11 November 1999.

    "The Legal Framework of the Libyan Petroleum Industry" (co-author), paper presented at Oil and Gas Investments in Libya Conference, Sponsored by CWC Associates and National Oil Corporation of Libya, Hotel Intercontinental Geneva, 19-20 April 1999.

    Languages
    Arabic and English.

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