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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

Links:

Read the Libya .Xplored latest Libya Report [18 August] 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: David Bird - dbird@unityresourcesgroup.com or 
 

Links:

Read Unity Resources Group Report - Libya Monitor July 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.




Links:

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 - 22 August 2017

A joint statement by the governments of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America stated at the start of the week that they welcomed the announcement on August 17 by the Libya National Army (LNA) that it will investigate reports of unlawful killings in Benghazi. The Libyan National Army (LNA) has recognised the arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor for a member of the LNA, Major al-Werfalli, and are encouraged by the LNA’s decision to suspend Major al-Werfalli pending an investigation. “We consider that it is in Libya’s interest to be able to rely on unified security forces responsible for the country’s security and acting within the framework of Libya’s laws and respecting international law”. An additional comment noted the importance of the United Nations’ central role in facilitating Libyan-led political dialogue, “..welcome the appointment of the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé and looked forward to supporting his efforts to facilitate a political solution in Libya”. Meanwhile the United Nations said 111 civilians were killed and 120 others were wounded due to fighting so far, this year in Libya, including 37 children.

Political dialogue has continued as the British Ambassador met with the mayor of Sirte Mukhtar Al Madini to discuss the city’s problems and the new UNSMIL chief Ghassan Salamé took part in a visit to Zintan to discuss the 3000 refugees that are being housed in the town. The UN was asked to support the provision of mobile clinics to ease the strain on existing medial facilities. Mr Salamé also paid an unannounced visit to Misrata meeting both political and community leaders.

The economy has seen an uplift as Libya’s Petroleum Facilities Guard said it is working to reopen the pipeline linking the Sharara oilfield to the Zawiya export terminal, which was closed at the demand of a local armed group. Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s largest oil trader, is said to have loaded its first crude from Libya in five years over the weekend. The Shell cargo loaded on Saturday is for 600,000 bbl of crude from Libya’s Zueitina port. Flights have increased on the reopening of Benghazi’s Benina airport with Afriqiya airlines offering new routes, although the head of the Administrative and Financial Department at Benina International Airport Osama Al-Forjani, has warned that the airport might halt operations at any moment due to the lack of budget for nearly two years. There is currently a 2-week waiting list for flights between Tripoli to Benina. 

The security situation in Tripoli and the west has remained relatively quiet with only one incident of kidnapping taking place within the city. Armed men kidnapped four female students and one female instructor at the Tripoli University on Thursday. In retaliation to the kidnapping, Warshefana closed the coastal road between Tripoli and Zawia on Friday. In Sabratah, clashes broke out between armed militias using heavy and medium weapons in Al Ajayaylat on Tuesday evening and on Thursday saw gunmen clash with each other during a dispute in Jinan Attia area of the town. 

The east has seen an increase in the level of incidents both in Benghazi and Derna. At the start of the period, LNA forces killed at least four militants during clashes in Sidi Akhrebish area, Benghazi. Continued incidents of UXO saw two civilians killed, two others injured in an IED explosion in Masaif Al Malamin area on Friday.  LNA-liberated areas in Benghazi still pose a high-risk to civilians due to the presence of unexploded munitions, IED's and booby traps. On Sunday, a further civilian was killed by a landmine explosion in the As Sabi area of the city. The escalation of fighting in Derna saw LNA planes conducting air strikes in al-Zuhr al-Hmur, south of Derna on Wednesday and Thursday; casualties were reported but numbers are unknown. LNA forces shelled Derna Shura Council positions on the outskirts of Derna on Saturday morning. Reports indicate LNA used 9K111 Fagot (AT-4 Spigot) Anti-Tank guided missile and heavy machine guns. Further east out of the city, LNA forces clashed with each during a dispute on a checkpoint near Martuba on Wednesday morning. 

The south of Libya remains relatively stable although unidentified armed men attacked a unit of the 12th Battalion from the LNA in an attempt to steal some technical vehicles from their positions in Dabwat agricultural project area, west of Brak air base on Friday early morning. One LNA soldier was killed and three others were injured. 

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

Links:

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

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