Nusaiba is an associate at Eltumi Partners. Having started at the firm as a Legal Assistant, she worked her way up due in no small part to her immense drive and eagerness to get results for the firm’s clients. She has gained experience across the full range of the firm’s practice areas, bringing her passion and incisive legal mind to each matter. She is developing expertise particularly in Libyan corporate and project work, including company structures and M&A, as well as project work with a focus on EPC/BOT/BOOT and other construction contracts.

Nusaiba’s work includes international matters, such as projects concerning EU anti-dumping regulations and international sanctions affecting Libyan assets and state entities. Additionally, she was a core member of the firm’s team that acted as lead international counsel on the development of a convertible loan structure for an equity acquisition in a European hydrogen business, and the related negotiation and incorporation of a joint venture vehicle for the development of supply routes to the European hydrogen market.

An awardee of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship for her LLM degree, Nusaiba has shown keen legal intellect from the start, having graduated among the top of her LLB class at the University of Tripoli, and applies this in her work at the firm alongside a broad commercial acumen.

She brings a high degree of emotional intelligence to both her work and her interactions with clients, opposing teams and colleagues, with the ability to build relationships and work collectively towards an end goal. Taking ownership of the cases she works on, she holds the trust clients place in the firm with great responsibility.

Based in our Tripoli office, Nusaiba is fluent in English and Arabic and is a qualified lawyer in Libya.

Representative experience includes:

  • An international energy technology company in relation to the successful bid and negotiation of a major EPC contract and incorporation of a presence in Libya.
  • A major European energy company in relation to the acquisition of an equity interest in a German hydrogen logistics business with EU-wide operations.
  • A major European energy company in relation to the structuring of a new joint venture company to provide EU-wide hydrogen supply services to the logistics sector.
  • A major Korean ship builder in relation to its successful ICC arbitration brought against a joint operating company.
  • A major multilateral lending agency in relation to regulatory analysis of Libyan laws affecting the structuring of PPP projects in various energy and infrastructure sectors.
  • A major international bank in relation to a dispute involving on-demand advance payment bank guarantees on a Libyan infrastructure project.
  • An international energy company in relation to the structuring and negotiation of the voluntary redundancy of its entire workforce on force majeure grounds.
  • A major Libyan national oil company in relation to the development of a viable project delivery model for mid-stream investment projects in Libya.



  • LLB, Tripoli University
  • LLM (International, Commercial and Business Law), University of Essex


  • Member of the Libyan Bar Association

Awards and Associations

  • Rising Star; The Legal 500 EMEA 2023
  • Chevening Scholar, 2021