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 7 September 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 – 18.09.2018

Libya’s Ministry of Interior, aligned to the Faiez Serraj Presidency Council and Government of National Accord, claimed that it had taken over the security of Tripoli’s only operating airport, Mitiga airport 17th Sep 18. During a press conference held at the airport, PC/GNA Minister of Interior Mohamed Ashour, flanked by the head of the Civil Aviation Authority and the Manager of Mitiga airport, said that as part of the new Security Arrangements announced after the south of Tripoli militia fighting, the internal perimeter of the airport will be secured by the Central Security Forces, which will be responsible for the work inside the airport. He also claimed that the airport will reopen soon. The Central Security Force is a regular police force part of the PC/GNA Ministry of Interior.

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, issued Sunday an order to form a join force to end conflicts and prevail security in Tripoli led by the commander of western military zone Brigadier General Osama Al-Juwaili. The force, according to Al-Sirraj, will be formed of three infantry brigades and an interior ministry unit to establish security, protect residents, oversee the ceasefire, and communicate with the conflict’s parties by referring them to another will-be formed committee. “The leaders of the brigades joining the joint force should be military officials and must use arms that are needed in establishing security.” The order adds. “The joint force shall be working at the orders and tactics made by the Commander in Chief. The forces shall also be deployed in areas marked on the attached map only.” The order says. It also says that Al-Juwaili can communicate with all parties to specify areas of repositioning of conflicting armed groups, adding that he can contact the UNSMIL for any needed coordination.

The General Gathering of Libyan Cities and Tribes has stated support for the Seventh Brigade and all armed formations working with it against the “militias controlling Tripoli and its state institutions.” “The Presidential Council has three days from today to disband those militias.” The gathering’s statement warned. The gathering, which was held in Tarhouna Saturday, called for handing over arms of militias to state authorities and surrendering criminals and violators to justice. “All prisons under those militias’ control must be turned into the control of state authorities.” It added. The statement also rejected any security measures that don’t lead to the immediate dissolution of militias in the Libyan capital, calling for forming a joint force of the army and the police to secure Tripoli and urging the UNSMIL to work seriously with all actors to establish peace and stability.

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, has ordered, in a new decision on Sunday, the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) to leave Mitiga Airport in Tripoli for the apparatuses of the Interior Ministry. The SDF is accused by UN and international as well as local reports of human rights abuses in detentions inside the airport. The SDF has always voiced attachment to the Salafist-Madkhalist sect that comes from Saudi Arabia. “From Monday (17th) the interior ministry’s units will control Mitiga Airport and all other armed groups must leave.” Al-Sirraj ordered on Sunday. He also ordered the prisons inside the airport be assessed and the detained persons’ cases reconsidered, saying those who have been held for over the legal terms shall be immediately released.

These local elections followed on from the successful elections that were held in Zawia in May. Whilst the Bani Wali elections went off peacefully, an armed group was reported to have attacked one polling station in Darj from which it stole ballot boxes. Whilst this may seem a little incident, it will disappoint the Serraj administration and the international community as these local elections are seen as dummy runs for the hoped-for national presidential / parliamentary elections.

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