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Dr. Mohamed Karbal

New York and Washington D.C. Attorney, Libyan lawyer and Expert on the laws of Libya & Middle East

Dr. Karbal is an arbitrator and attorney licensed to practice law in New York, Washington D.C., and Libya. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Karbal & Co, a leading Libyan law firm with offices in Washington D.C., Libya and Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Karbal also founded Karbal & Co Risk Consultancy, a legal & risk management consultancy with offices in Malta offering risk consultancy services on Libya.

Dr. Karbal addresses the National Council on US Arab Relations in Washington D.C. 2017 on the current Libyan Situation.

Experience

With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Karbal has practiced law in both the public and private domain in areas with a specialty in human rights issues in Libya, oil & gas, maritime, transportation and international trade. As a Libyan lawyer, Dr. Karbal frequently serves as an expert witness on Libyan law in the United States of America and the United Kingdom.Expert legal witness on Libyan law before courts and arbitration centers in Western jurisdictions.

The experience includes:

  • Dr. Mohamed Karbal, served as an expert legal witness on Libyan law for Abdul Hakim Belhadj for the case Belhadj and another V. Straw and Others;
  • Dr. Mohamed Karbal served as expert witness on Libyan law for Tekfen-TML Joint Venture v. Man-made River
  • Advised on multiple cases involving bilateral investment treaty disputes which were tried before the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland where the value of each case exceeded USD 300 million;
  • Served as expert legal witness on Libyan maritime law before the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York.

Legislation drafting

Dr. Karbal has extensive experience in drafting legislation in the UAE, including “Waterways Management Regulations for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi” in order to comply with international standards, transportation laws and health care laws of Abu Dhabi

Legal advice

  • Advises national oil companies in multiple jurisdictions on the laws of oil& gas and shipping matters relating to Libyan and UAE law
  • Advised on high profile arrests of ships in Libyan waters
Arbitration
  • Dr. Karbal serves as a sole arbitrator for construction claims which was held before Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center (ADCCA).

Client Testimonials

“I was fortunate to work with [Dr. Karbal] (using him as an expert witness on matters of Libyan law) in a large maritime case in Federal Court in New York. Dr. Karbal is a pleasure to work with; he is intelligent, diligent and thoughtful. His knowledge and understanding of Libyan law and maritime matters is impressive, and his analysis of the issues we dealt with in that context was thorough and insightful. . . Finally, I have found Dr. Karbal to be of the highest moral character.”

“We engaged Dr. Karbal as an expert witness on Libyan maritime law and practice. He was pleasant to work with, gave prompt and incisive advice, and stood up well to hours of aggressive questioning at deposition. We would not hesitate to engage him again if the need arises.”

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