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Prime Policy Group to work for GNA

By John Lee. Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is to receive pro-bono lobbying services from the Washington DC-based Prime Policy Group. Prime Policy Group is a subsidiary of Burson Cohn & Wolfe, a WPP-owned company. The group will provide services to Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq, and there is no formal written contract. The […]

GNA presses US to block Gulf support for Haftar

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan government presses US to block Gulf support for Tripoli offensive Libya’s besieged UN-backed government has launched a full-fledged effort to get the Donald Trump administration to abandon strongman Khalifa Hifter and […]

Tripoli Govt hires US Lobbying Firm

By John Lee. Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord has hired public strategy firm Mercury Public Affairs LLC to lobby on its behalf in Washington. Recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that the services that Mercury is expected to provide include “strategic consulting, government relations/lobbying, and media relations and management.” The contract was […]

Hiftar’s Son hires US Lobbying Firm

By John Lee. The son of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar [Hiftar] has hired a US lobbying firm to “provide political and strategic advocacy activities in the US Congress on behalf of the Hiftar family.” The recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that Benghazi-based Khaled Khalifa Haftar, a Captain in the Libyan National Army (LNA), […]

D&M Won Lobbying Contract for Tobruk Govt

By John Lee. Montreal-based consultancy firm Dickens & Madson has filed a disclosure with the US Department of Justice listing Libya’s Tobruk-based government as a client. The recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that in late 2015 the company agreed a $6-million deal to act on behalf of the House of Representatives, President […]

Chaos in Libya confounds Congress

By Julian Pecquet for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. When it comes to Libya, even the lobbyists in Washington are part of the chaos. On paper, the internationally backed government in the east spent about $265,000 last year seeking to build […]

Squire Patton Boggs no longer acting for Libya

Washington DC-based lobbying and legal services firm Squire Patton Boggs has reported that it is no longer acting for the Libyan Government. In a statement made pursuant to the US’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the company also confirmed that it had performed no reportable activity on behalf of the Libyan government in the six […]