Name: Mekdes Mezgebu
Firm Name: Mesfin Tafesse & Associates
Country: Ethiopia
Expertise: Investment Law

Telephone: +251 11 6 672271
Fax: +251 11 667 2389
Email: mmekdes@gmail.com

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Professional Biography:

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.

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