Libya wins lawsuits filed by foreign companies seeking compensationStaff Writer | May 29, 2018
Libya has won two international lawsuits against a Portuguese company and a Lebanese one respectively, demanding financial compensation totaling 88 million Euros ($102 million).
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The Portuguese company claimed the contracting authority had violated the terms of a contract to build two university complexes. The Court rejected the company's claims against the Libyan department.
The Department for Development of Administrative Centers is the largest Libyan institution responsible for implementation of infrastructure projects in the country.
The lawsuit department also said that it won another lawsuit filed by a Lebanese company seeking 28 million Euros ($32 million) of compensation. The company claims to have supplied a Libyan field hospital in 2011 without any proving documents.
The lawsuits department of the Libyan ministry of justice was established under Law No. 87 of 1971. The department represents the government and handles lawsuits filed against the country inside and abroad.
The Libyan audit bureau a few days ago said foreign companies abroad have filed 142 lawsuits against Libya since 2011, demanding compensation of 9 billion Euros ($10.5 billion). ■