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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 13 April 2018 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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JGO Libya Weekly security summary - 17 April 2018

Reported this week, the fate of chief of Dignity Operation Khalifa Haftar, who has been admitted to a Paris hospital, remains in limbo after several identical sources reported his “death” on Friday, but his aides and supporters denied this. Haftar was taken to Paris last week after suffering from a stroke. His health condition was said to critical, but a close source to him said it was a routine medical test. Spokesperson of Dignity Operation Ahmed Al-Mismari declared that Haftar is in Paris for talks with French officials and he conducted periodic medical examinations during the visit.  Khalifa Haftar has failed so far to make a public appearance or TV statement to quash his “death” rumours, leaving the door wide open for speculations.

In the west, Security authorities closed the Dehiba-Wazin crossing for three days, in mourning of the Ahrar Nalut Brigade commander, Saleh Omran. Omran died during a vehicular accident while chasing a fuel smuggler. Coast guards rescued 137 illegal immigrants travelling in 2 dinghies in Ras Ajdir Coast on Thursday evening. Two Egyptians and a Syrian suspected trafficker were among the passengers when they were detained.

In Tripoli, Gunmen shot and injured Aziziyah Municipality Director, Jamal al-Tayaf, outside Bir al-Jadeed Mosque in al-Aziziyah on Wednesday evening. The director was found shot in the leg during the incident. Al-Tayaf was previously abducted last April 7.  The bodies of two members of the LNA 103 Infantry Battalion were found shot and killed in the Hamidiya area of Tajoura on Wednesday morning, no information on motive. 

To the east of Sirte, Counterterror forces arrested an ISIS militant known as Mahmoud al Ghani al Amari, in the al Amra village area, on Sunday. Security forces deployed to assist an oil maintenance team to repair a crude oil pipeline in the west of Bishr on Monday morning. The pipeline was stated to be in between of 12 Amal field and point 185 near Wadi al-Farigh.  

In Benghazi, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that it has signed an agreement with the French-Italian Artelia Group for the management of the new NOC premises. The NOC did not reveal how much the project will cost. Also, in Benghazi, a grenade exploded, killing a civilian fishing in Jalyanah. The victim was trying to obtain his catch when the grenade exploded.  Also reported, an IED detonated within a building on Umar Ibn al Aas street in Benghazi on Wednesday morning, wounding 2 civilians.  Unknown gunmen kidnapped a retired doctor near a hospital in eastern Benghazi on Saturday. Unverified reports state that the doctor was a Belarus national.  

Over to the east of the country, Shura Council fighters fired Grad rockets targeting LNA forces stationed near Ayn Marrah on Wednesday evening, no casualties reported. LNA spokesman stated that the rockets just struck a nearby wadi.  LNA forces continued clashes with Shura Council fighters in Dhahr al-Hamar, south of Derna on Wednesday. Exact casualty numbers not known. Shelling attacks were ongoing during the clashes.

A landmine prematurely exploded while being defused near Qarara school, south Derna on Thursday, killing 2 of the LNA Karama operations forces and wounding six others. The victims were part of a demining operation was ongoing in the area. LNA artillery targeted south of Derna on early Saturday morning and further south, employees conducted a peaceful protest demanding their 3 months’ worth of unpaid salaries in Amal oilfield.  

In the south, the Sebha-based 6th Infantry Brigade declared a unilateral ceasefire and re-assured its allegiance to the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA). In its statement issued yesterday, the 6th Infantry Brigade also stressed that it will “defend itself” against any attacks from those it described as “outlaws and criminal gangs”. 

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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