MSI has worked extensively throughout the country to provide a range of services including asset recovery, market entry strategy, due diligence investigations, stability monitoring, and survey research to multinational clients from the construction, energy, development, and security sectors.
Market Entry for Post-War Reconstruction and Development
Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya
A construction firm aimed to enter the Libyan market in order to capture re-construction and development projects that would be offered for tender once the 2011 war was over. To successfully enter the Libyan market and compete for these contracts, the client required a partner with the necessary local knowledge for doing business in Libya.
Shortly after the war commenced, a country team comprised of MSI consultants and local Libyan support personnel was established in Benghazi in March of 2011. This team began to engage members of the National Transitional Council (NTC) with proposals to offer temporary housing for the many internally displaced persons that had fled the fighting. Due to statutory and legal requirements for doing business in Libya, local Libyan partner companies were also identified and engaged.
The company was able to immediately establish itself as a preferred vendor in the Libya reconstruction and development sector once the war ended. The connections established among the NTC-members proved critical for the company during subsequent competitive tenders.
Security and Stability Monitoring
Energy and Financial Services
Benghazi, Brega, Misrata, Ras Lanuf, and Sirte, Libya
With the onset of the 2011 war in Libya, foreign companies with local investment interests urgently needed a range of services including security monitoring, logistics support, and risk management. Energy companies along with the underwriters that insured their operations lacked the ability to monitor the status of the conflict and take informed corrective action to mitigate the numerous operational security threats.
Beginning in March of 2011, a multidisciplinary team comprised of MSI consultants and indigenous field researchers began providing real-time reporting on potential threats to client operations throughout conflict zones in Libya. Threat analysis then informed the development of comprehensive risk mitigation plans to minimize potential losses. After the conclusion of the conflict, continued threat-trend analysis identified and monitored potential sources of instability after the regime transition.
MSI's ability to quickly deploy and scale a comprehensive threat monitoring solution enabled its clients to protect their personnel and their physical assets. The insights generated enabled to clients to make informed decisions related to the repatriation of expatriate personnel, the suspension of business operations, and political risk claims adjusting.
Defense and Insurance
A defense contractor had a contract with the Libyan government. The 2011 war caused the contractor to suspend its operations and file a claim with its insurance company. Underwriters sought to recover some measure of compensation by liquidating the project's remaining assets.
A team of MSI consultants with experience working with the Libyan government were tasked to obtain the approvals necessary to ascertain the disposition of the project assets and determine whether those assets could be secured and liquidated. During the stage of the recovery effort, it was discovered that the new government was considering resuming the performance of the contract.
What began as an asset recovery effort, instead led to MSI facilitating the reengagement of the defense contractor by the Libyan government and the contract was reinstated, thus successfully resolving the claim filed with underwriters.