Dr. Saleh Mohammed Zahaf

Dr. Saleh graduated with a Law Degree from the Elrebate University, Morocco in 1978. He then obtained a Diploma of Public International Law in 1983 from the University Of Paris, France (Sorbonne). Subsequent to this he pursued a M.Sc in Economic International Law also from University of Paris in 1984. In 1987, Dr. Saleh acquired a PhD from the University of Paris sealing his repute as a leading lawyer.

Education & Honors:

  • Bachelor of Law, University of Rabat, Morocco (1978).
  • International law Diploma, Sorbonne University, Paris, France (1983).
  • Master's degree in international economic law, Sorbonne University, Paris, France (1984).
  • Doctorate in economic law, Sorbonne University, Paris, France (1987).

Experience:

  • Worked as a legal adviser for Umma Bank in Libya, from 1979 to 1982.

  • Worked as Teacher at the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Relations "International Organizations subject", from 1989 to 1991.

  • Worked as a lecturer at Faculty of Law "Contracts subject", University of Tripoli.

  • Worked as a lecturer at the Academy of Graduate Studies "Contracts subject", Tripoli, Libya, from 1994 to 2009.

  • Member of the committee that drafted the Investment Law No. 9 of 2010. - Worked for the Committee of international treaties at the Ministry of foreign affairs.

  • Worked for the World Trade Organization delegation at the Ministry of Economy. - Established Zahaf & Partners Law Firm in 1990.

  • Carried out the legal work related to the privatization of Sahara Bank.

  • Carried out the legal work related to the privatization of Wehda Bank.

  • Carried out the legal work related to the participation of the Portuguese Bank (Banco Espirito Santos) and Aman Bank.

  • Carried out the legal work related to the participation made between Libya and Emirates "First Gulf Libyan Bank".

A brief about some of the companies and personalities that has been represented by Dr. Saleh before all the Libyan courts during the previous period:

  • Libyan Foreign Bank.

  • Man-Made River body and its dispute regarding the dissolution of the Korean company

  • Several Swiss companies and Swiss detainees who were arrested in Libya, due to a dispute happened between the former regime and the Swiss government.

  • Several foreign companies that operate in Libya.

Memberships:

  1. Member of the Libyan Bar Association.
  2. Member of the International Organization for the prosecution of war criminals.
  3. Member of the Libyan-Tunisian Friendship Association.

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