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Our team of legal consultants at KARBAL & CO is comprised of many of the best and highly experienced senior lawyers. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of law and supported by an excellent staff of paralegals and administrators.

Our law firm is composed of a variety of lawyers trained in American, British, Libyan, and French law to provide legal advice for various sectors of the law.


Dr. Mohamed Karbal - Partner


Our team is headed by Dr. Mohamed Karbal, licensed in New York, Dubai and Libya specializes in corporate, maritime and oil & gas laws.

Dr. Karbal's expertise encompasses corporate and commercial legal transactions in the Middle East and North Africa.   Dr. Karbal has a vast experience in both private and government sectors in the United Arab Emirates and Libya.  Dr. Karbal is capable of providing an exceptional legal analysis while drafting documents concurrently in English and Arabic.

In addition to his experience in the private sector practice, Dr. Karbal has held various governmental positions such as the head of the legal department at the Abu Dhabi Health Authority and Transportation Department of Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Karbal received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, USA, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Maritime Law from the University College London, (UCL), a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law from Indiana University, Indiana, USA and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Benghazi, Libya.  Dr. Karbal is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK.

In addition to practicing law, Dr. Karbal has held the position of Associate Professor in various American and international universities.

Our Team


Our team consists of attorneys with varying backgrounds and education, such as law graduates of the University of London, Université Rene Descartes – Paris V, University of Derna Law School, with master’s degrees from Northwestern University School of Law and the University Of San Francisco School Of Law.   Our team has expertise in the areas of Intellectual Property, Securities and Investment Law. 

Our team is comprised of multi-lingual individuals who speak English, French and Arabic. 

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This is to announce the reopening of our Tripoli office. Please call us on one of the phone numbers listed under the Tripoli office address. It is our pleasure to work with you.

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Dr. Karbal spoke on the first day of the “Future Libya” conference, which was held on June 27-28, 2012 at Al Bustan Rotan Hotel, Dubai, UAE.  Dr. Karbal’s topic was “Navigating the Libyan Investment Law: A Guide to International Investors.” 

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Dr. Mohamed Karbal will be a guest speaker at the Platts African Refining Summit at the Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th November, 2014. He will be speaking on the latest developments, opportunities and investment potential in Libya. 

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