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The LBBC Business Risk Advisor

The Libyan people’s political and economic hopes following the 2011 revolution, repeatedly confirmed by several elections over the years that followed, have been frustrated by political failure and armed conflict between rival politicians, regions and militias.

LBBC Business Risk Advisor

There is no sign of an early resolution to this conflict and it may get worse before it gets better.  But the country’s tribulations will pass and the Libyan people’s aspirations for a more settled and prosperous future will be within their reach once more.  At that stage, they will look for goods, services and partnerships with overseas suppliers and, as an oil exporter, will have the financial resources to pay for the country’s needs.

No-one can predict when stability will return so it is crucial to monitor developments in-country to ensure that, when it does, LBBC members are ready to resume business. The LBBC has created this page to provide members and their clients with access to up-to-date information and analyses. The material on this page is provided by professional risk advisory companies with staff on the ground in Libya.

This is not to say that there is no business to be done in Libya even now.  Visible (and no doubt invisible) exports continue, albeit at a modest rate, and some contracts are offered.   The risk advisory page provides a valuable resource for members considering responding to these business prospects and the opportunity to consult the companies involved on the conditions affecting the viability and location of the particular business under consideration.

We are sure that LBBC members - both experienced Libyan operators and businesses new to the Libyan market - will find the information provided on this page and the more detailed advice available from the providers both interesting and a valuable input to their business strategies and decisions.

GardaWorld

GardaWorld .Xplored Risk Analysis and Reporting:

GardaWorld risk reports for Libya are produced in country and contain the very latest ground-truth information that analyses the current security situation, political, regulatory and cultural challenges. Reports are designed for people with operational reporting requirements and can support staff deployment and movement plans with their up-to-date review of current threat levels or risk in Libya.
 
For inquiries regarding bespoke reporting please contact our Regional Director for Libya: nigel.lea@garda.com or visit www.garda.com/gw

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Read the Libya .Xplored latest Libya Report 8 December] here

Prepared by Risk Analysis Team, Libya

Unity Resources Group

Unity is a leading provider of effective solutions to business, governments and organisations pursuing success in challenging and high risk environments. Our Libya operations and extensive network of reliable local sources provide invaluable insights to clients on successfully navigating challenges in their areas of operations within Libya. Our experienced country management team are able to support clients to enter the country, set up and secure their operations and provide on-going consultation services, so they can focus on their core business and achieve organisational success.

The Unity Country Manager and team in Tripoli are vastly experienced, the CM has over 16 years of operational experience in Libya, our team has a vast understanding of operating environment and key contacts throughout the country. As always Unity intend to work closely with our clients to fulfil their aims in a safe manner given the restricted environment. The assets security resources and policies are aligned to meet the Libyan environment, our aim is also to train and deploy Libyan operators wherever possible. 
www.unityresourcesgroup.com

To discuss our services in more detail, please contact: Kevin Carlin kcarlin@unityresourcesgroup.com
 

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Read Unity Resources Group's Latest Report - Libya Monitor - to 30 November 2017 here

The Inkerman Group

The Inkerman Group is a specialist risk and intelligence company that delivers tools, techniques and methodologies to counter or mitigate threats to organisations and businesses. The Inkerman Group’s expertise covers all aspects of risk, intelligence, travel safety, protection and security, and works with clients, companies and organisations throughout the world to identify the specific risks, threats and vulnerabilities they face. The Inkerman Group has been producing its present range of insightful Libya intelligence publications since the current period of instability began. These are supported by a 24/7 Operations capability, which can include the deployment of operatives for executive protection, review of sites and, if necessary, extraction of foreign nationals in the worst-case scenarios. The Inkerman Group is also positioned to generate bespoke reports for clients operating in or doing business with Libya, drawing on a vast range of accrued expertise, local sources, and operational experience to deliver according to clients’ exact requirements.

To discuss any of these services, please contact Luke Wells at luke.wells@inkerman.com or Alice Boyes at alice.boyes@inkerman.com. Alternatively, please telephone The Inkerman Group on +44 (0) 1233 646940.




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Read the Libya Daily Report to 27 March 2017 here

JANUS GLOBAL OPERATIONS


JANUS GLOBAL OPERATIONS continues to keep our permanent expat country management team on the ground in Tripoli supporting our clients international and local personnel as well as critical infrastructure. We are also currently involved in working with many of our clients on their re-entry planning, security risk management surveys and political sector analysis. 

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Janus Global Operations -  Libya Security Summary - 5 December 2017

This week saw key political meetings taking place between representatives from both the east and west of Libya. US President, Donald Trump, hosted Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj at the White House on Friday, underlining his support for the Presidency Council, its Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). After his Trump talks, al-Sarraj met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said that the US believed imposing a military solution to the conflict in the Libya “would only destabilise Libya and create opportunities for ISIS and other terrorist groups to threaten the United States and our allies”. Any effort to bypass the UN-facilitated political progress would also cause further disruption, Tillerson said. In other talks, he met with the Secretary of Defense James Mattis urging a partial lifting of the UN arms embargo to allow certain groups such as the new Presidential guard and the coastguard to acquire necessary weapons.

In Cairo, the UN special envoy Ghassan Salamé met with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, as plans for the elections next year are gathering pace. Efforts to combat terrorism and destroy terrorist organisations were also discussed. The talks were part of a countrywide initiative to bring all parties to the table for next year’s political agreement. House of Representatives President, Ageela Saleh, was also in Cairo and due for his own talks with Salamé.

After worldwide condemnation on a recent report by CNN news channel, the United Nations migration agency plans to fly 15,000 more migrants home from detention centres before the year-end, in the wake of shocking reports of rampant migrant abuse and squalid and overcrowded conditions at these facilities. Earlier in the week, the African Union, the European Union, and the Libyan Government agreed to alleviate the plight of thousands of migrants trapped in Libya. The aim is the establishment of a planned joint task force with all concerned parties, ensuring that the migration crisis in Libya is dealt with in a coordinated way. 

The west has remained quiet this reporting period from security related incidents; although an increase in general criminality has been reported.  A fire was started at a local Mosque in Tripoli, which is believed to be against the al-Mawlid an-Nabawi celebration of the Prophet Mohammed. A known Militia group stormed the rear gate of the Mitiga Airport and stole cars and mobile phones from the staff.  While, a French military cargo plane was prevented from unloading at the Mitiga Airport as the plane was carrying weapons and ammunition for the French Embassy.

Panic buying and long queues for fuel were reported throughout the week, which is related to recent fighting in Zawiya. This resulted in 1 worker being killed at a gas station in Asbiah town, due to a stampede of customers. In Gharyan, one person was killed, two others injured in a gunfight between citizens due to a dispute at a local gas station.

While in Mizdah, two people were killed, one other was injured in a gunfight between members of two families due to a dispute on Friday evening. Security services engaged armed robbers in a gunfight on the outskirts of Sirte on Thursday during a search for a stolen ambulance.

Security incidents in the east took place in the Sidi Khraibeesh area of Benghazi as clashes broke out between LNA Special Forces and armed militants in the vicinity of the municipal hotel on Thursday; one soldier was killed, and ten militants injured. On the same day, LNA warplanes conducted airstrikes on militant positions. The following day, a soldier was killed in a landmine explosion. Outside of the city, LNA Mi-35 increased reconnaissance flights over the areas of Nawfaliyah - Bin Jawad, east of Sirte following reports of ISIS militants in the area.

In the South, Presidential Council forces seized control of all locations from the Dignity Operation forces in Sabha on Thursday after sporadic clashes. The force seized the headquarters of the southern military governor from Haftar’s forces, Sabha airport, and the southern entry. Haftar’s forces withdrew from the city.

Janus Global Operations continues to keep our permanent expat country management team on the ground in Tripoli supporting our clients international and local personnel as well as critical infrastructure. We are also currently involved in working with many of our clients on their re-entry planning, security risk management surveys and political sector analysis. To discuss these services further please contact us on +218 911713972 or +971 508764175 or visit our website www.janusgo.com 




MS Risk

MS Risk supports clients in a variety of business sectors with research, investigative activity, crisis response, project management and consulting services.  MS Risk enjoys strong links working in partnership with and supporting law enforcement and military agencies.  It has completed projects for clients around the world and in sectors such as natural resources, maritime, supply chain, financial services, media, hospitality, construction engineering and for the legal profession.  www.msrisk.com

To discuss our services, please contact info@msrisk.com or +44 207 754 3555

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Read MS Risk's latest report Outlook- Libyan Port Security here - 16 October 2016

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