Business Risk Advisor

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.

There is no sign of an early resolution to this conflict and things may get worse before they get 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, Libya will look for goods, services and partnerships with overseas suppliers and, as an oil exporter, it will have the financial resources to pay for its people’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 is supplied 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 opportunities under consideration.

We are sure LBBC members – both experienced Libyan operators and businesses new to the Libyan market – will find the reports listed here (and the more detailed advice available from the respective providers) a valuable input to their business strategies and decision-making capabilities.

GardaWorld .Xplored Risk Analysis and Reporting:

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 GARDAWORLD website.

Read the Libya .Xplored latest Libya Report 13 July 2018

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 Carlinkcarlin@unityresourcesgroup.com
Read Unity Resources Group’s Latest Report – Libya Monitor to 30 November 2017

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.

Read the Libya Daily Report to 27 March 2017

Janus Global Operations

We continue 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.
www.janusgo.com

Janus Global Operations Executive Summary – 09.07.2018

Contracted electricity projects approved in December generating 2,000 megawatts of power are on hold due to the inability to organize funding, the Libya’s Presidency Council (PC) has revealed. The revelation came through Mohamed El-Sallak, the official spokesperson for Faiez Serraj, the head of the PC during Tuesday’s press conference. The fast-tracked projects in Tripoli West, Tripoli East and Misrata power stations were intended to overcome Libya’s 1,500 MW generation deficit which has been causing acute powers cuts across the country.  The projects were slated to be financed by the Libyan Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF), however, Sallak said that the Audit Bureau objected ‘‘in their view’’ to the financing of these projects on ‘‘legal’’ grounds.

Clashes between a notorious armed group led by Ghaniwa Al-Kikly and an armed group that defected from under his command took place on Saturday at Al-Hadba in Abu Salim, Tripoli. The Al-Kikly-led group attacked the defectors led by Mahmoud Buazza, who was Al-Kikly’s sidekick. According to sources from the area of clashes, Buazza was killed in the fighting as he was hit in the head by gunfire, then died in the hospital. The fighting was prompted by a previous dispute by Al-Kikly and Buazza as the former accused him of a coup attempt, knowing that Al-Kikly heads a security apparatus of the Interior Ministry and his armed group controls Abu Salim and Al-Hadba areas in Tripoli.

Libyan Airlines announced on Thursday that it will suspend flights to Carthage airport in Tunis, justifying its suspension to a decision taken by Benghazi parallel administration to recruit new staff at the company’s office in Tunis. The Tripoli administration of the company said in a statement the eastern administration forcefully took over the offices with no response by the Tunisian authorities. The Libyan Airlines’ administration is divided between two departments, one in Tripoli that is part of the Ministry Transport of the Presidential Council, and another parallel administration that belongs to the eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thanni, which is based in Benghazi.

United Nations envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh sought to persuade Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar to return the oil crescent region to the control of the National Accord Government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. Salameh held talks with Haftar at his headquarters in al-Rajma outside of the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, said a statement by the envoy. The two officials discussed the latest developments in the oil crescent region and ways to resolve the current crisis. The UN mission released a photograph of the meeting between the two officials without disclosing further details about the talks.

The general command of the self-proclaimed Libyan army in east of the country arrested Sunday several injured fighters who used to be on the frontline of Khalifa Haftar’s forces in Benghazi and across the region.The detention of the injured fighters came as they along with their fellow fighters, who are part of military formations under the command of Haftar, took to the Rajma town where the general command is located, wishing to have their complaints heard by whom they cherish as their top leader.

An armed attack by “terrorist groups” targeted Tazirbou wells field on Saturday morning and left an engineer and a security guard killed, the administration said on Facebook. It added that the armed groups kidnapped two of the security personnel and stole all of the vehicles in the area.  According to local media outlets, the gunmen were about 20 and attacked the site using 5 cars and spent about 1.30 hours, saying it could be an attack by IS, whose militants are still active in southern Libya. On Friday, an armed group abducted four foreign workers (three Filipino and one from South Korea) along with two Libyan nationals from Al-Hasawna area. The Libyans were later released. The administration of the Man-made River warned of water cuts in western Libya, especially Tripoli, if attacks on its staffers continued, calling in a statement on the state authorities and elders of the southern region to interfere and release the foreign workers.

MS Risk

We support 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

Read MS Risk’s latest report Outlook- Libyan Port Security – 16 October 2016