A K&L Gates partner is advocating for a construction company from the United Arab Emirates on matters related to Libya, according to a lobbying registration form filed with Congress this week.
Michael O'Neil is lobbying for Dubai-based Apollo Enterprises Ltd. on the "recovery of funds and equipment from Libya," the filing says. The lobbying registration comes as the Libyan Transitional National Council works to establish a new government in the country. Libyan rebels took control of Tripoli and most of the country in August, sending longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi into hiding.
O’Neil, who specializes in international trade, federal policy, information technology, security and privacy at K&L Gates, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Apollo Enterprises is owned by New Delhi, India-based DSC Ltd., the filing shows. DSC Ltd. has worked on construction jobs in Libya since 1979, according to the company’s Web site. The Al Fateh Tower in Tripoli, the tallest building in the country, was one of its projects.
DSC says on its Web site that it is “ranked as one of the foremost and most trusted construction companies in that country.”