Antaser Afrique, a Belgian firm that officially monitors maritime imports for Togo, is engaged in a legal battle with its former partners in the country. The dispute centers on control of the strategic market for electronic cargo tracking notes.
The alluring prospect of reconstruction, oil and energy contracts in Libya is attracting the interest of leading Turkish firms, who are taking advantage of the honeymoon between Tripoli and Ankara, an ally of the national unity government in its battle against General Haftar.
As Turkey takes on the job of restructuring the armed forces of Libya's Government of National Accord, US security consultancy Jones Group International is dreaming of a return to Tripoli. But it will have to work through Ankara to get any contracts.
Turkey has begun talks with the government in Tripoli on the operating concession for the strategically important port of Misrata as French logistics giant Bolloré fights on for recognition of the contract it signed with Libya in 2010.
Turkish paramilitary company Sadat, headed by former Turkish general Adnan Tanriverdi, has set up a partnership with Fawzi Boukatif-led Libyan company Security Side to train the forces fighting for Fayez Sarraj's Government of National Accord.
European Union member states are reluctant to back the new military Operation Irini, designed to enforce the Libya arms embargo, while there is little consensus as to how to react to Turkey's military offensive in the Mediterrenean.