Mekdes Mezgebu

Mekdes Mezgebu is our exclusively recommended Investment Law expert in Ethiopia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mekdes directly using the contact details listed above.

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

Mekdes is a consultant and attorney at law with over 10 years of experience in the legal field. Mekdes is licensed to practice at all federal courts of Ethiopia. At MTA, Mekdes particularly focuses on energy and infrastructure projects, project finance, PPP, merger and acquisition deals, investment and corporate laws.

Mekdes has been involved as a senior associate in several transactions involving private sector development of power and energy, acquisition deals involving private equity firms and strategic investors. She also represents clients before judicial organs and administrative tribunals.

Firm Overview:

Mesfin Tafesse & Associates is a leading corporate law office in Ethiopia focused on providing high quality and timely legal advisory services in core business sectors. MTA’s practice areas are corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, power and energy, mining, manufacturing and industries, banking and finance, ICT and Telecom, construction and real estate, employment and immigration and dispute resolution.

In more than a decade of experience in corporate legal advisory, MTA has served domestic clients, national and global multinational corporations, private equity and strategic investors, banking and development finance institutions, professional firms as well as public organisations.

MTA is a member of the Ethiopian Lawyers’ Association, the African Legal Network-a premier alliance of top-tier independent law firms in Africa and the Employment Law Alliance – the largest network of labour and employment lawyers worldwide.

MTA is ranked by Chambers and Partners as Band 1 Legal Service Provider in Ethiopia, Tier 1 law office by The Legal 500 and Tier 2 law office by ILFR1000.

Wossen Bokan

Wossen Bokan is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Ethiopia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Wossen directly using the contact details listed above.

Based in Addis Ababa, Teshome Gabre-Mariam Bokan Metasebia provides a full range of general consultancy services in connection with business and investment in Ethiopia.

All legal services provided are rendered by registered and licensed Ethiopian lawyers retained for the purpose by this Firm, in accordance with the laws of Ethiopia.

This Consultancy Firm is named after Mr. Teshome Gabre-Mariam Bokan under whom the Managing Director, Wossen Bokan, has been trained for over a decade. An impressive leading Ethiopian lawyer who also happens to be the first Attorney

General of Ethiopia under Emperor Haile-Selassie, Teshome was a prominent figure and passionate lover of Ethiopia. He is the father of the Managing Director.

Wossen Teshome Bokan Plc and its registered lawyers have built up a substantial practice in corporate matters, commercial transactions, intellectual property and employment law.

Foreign Investment:

Ethiopia has become one of the fastest growing economies in Africa attracting major foreign investment. We assist companies, interested investors with registration of their companies, whether as a branch, subsidiary, a representative office, an international contractor or subcontractor.

The Firm is specialising in all aspects of intellectual property matters.

We have a qualified team dealing with prosecution of trademarks, industrial designs and patents, before the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office.

We also have experienced litigation lawyers, should there be any infringement of your intellectual property rights in Ethiopia.

In addition to being an Intellectual Property Firm, we provide a range of services to new and existing foreign companies, or individuals, investing in any business sector in Ethiopia.

We assist in forming and registering new companies but we also assist in winding-up and deregistration of those companies that wish not to operate in Ethiopia anymore.

For this, we have a selected team of lawyers each specialising in particular laws of Ethiopia.

Getnet Yawkal Mebratu

Getnet Yawkal Mebratu is our exclusively recommended Copyright Law expert in Ethiopia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Getnet Yawkal directly using the contact details above.

Getnet Yawkal is one of the top rated lawyers in Ethiopia.

As a Professional Lawyer, he has dealt with an array of very complicated cases often involving very high profile international and national clients, and these have paved the way for him to establish himself as a key contact to develop, prepare and review legal documents in accordance with clients’ commercial strategies.

Throughout his career, Mr. Getnet has consistently exemplified integrity while maintaining quality and professionalism to provide first-rate legal services in Ethiopia, and his record is one of great responsibility, dedication, and solid achievements.

Attorney Getnet Yawkal is a very personable, goal-focused and versatile person accustomed to a fast-paced environment where deadlines are a priority and handling multiple jobs simultaneously is a requirement.

Firm Overview:

Getnet Yawkal Law Office, a leading law office in Ethiopia, takes Integrity, accountability and timely delivery of its quality legal services as the core value of its establishment.

Our mission is to provide practical, strategically sound and result oriented first rate legal service in Ethiopia.

With extensive experience in intellectual property, employment, corporate and commercial laws of Ethiopia, Getnet Yawkal Law office offers a strong, sound and cost effective legal guidance in resolving your case professionally and looks forward to being your principal legal adviser in Ethiopia.