Tarek is a dual Libyan/New York qualified lawyer with a broad practice that covers general corporate and commercial matters (foreign direct investment, joint ventures, restructurings), project development, finance and dispute resolution. He works principally in the sovereign wealth, energy, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors, with a geographic focus mainly on Libya, but also on Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa more generally.
Tarek practised in Tripoli, Libya for just under 10 years where he advised on a range of innovative international finance deals and major infrastructure, oil and gas and tourism projects. Tarek went on to work as General Counsel of AECOM Libya Housing and Infrastructure Inc., where he directed all legal issues arising from the US$55bn Libyan Housing and Infrastructure Program.
During the 2011 Libyan uprising, he served as special advisor and member of staff of the Prime Minister of Libya appointed by the National Transitional Council.
Tarek then went on to join the international law firm Hogan Lovells 2012 where he ran that firm’s Libya Practice and was a member of the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects practice. Tarek became Partner at that firm and retired in June 2018 to pursue establishing Eltumi & Co as a leading Libyan law practice.
Tarek is fluent in both English and Arabic and is widely published on matters of Libyan law.