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Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Main Office Address

Cape-Verde Street
Second Floor
Office No. 001
P.O.Box 8867
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Firm Phone Number

+251 11 6 672341

Personal Background

Mr. Mesfin Tafesse is the Principal Attorney in Mesfin Tafesse & Associates (“MTA”) and has over 25 years of legal experience in the private, public, and civil society sectors in Ethiopia. As an attorney, Mesfin has substantial experience representing foreign investors, setting up subsidiary companies undertaking legal due diligence in sectors including, but not limited to, commercial and investment laws, banking and finance, mining and energy including oil and gas. He represents international clients such as Boeing, Heineken, GSK, Standard Chartered Bank and others, He is consistently recognized by Chambers and Partners as Band I legal service provider in Ethiopia.

Firm Background

Established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mesfin Tafesse and Associates, is a leading law office in the country providing high quality legal advisory services in the areas of commercial/investment law, M&A, banking and finance, taxation, mining and energy, construction and manufacturing industry, intellectual property, hospitality, IT and Telecom, Environment, and civil society law.

We are a team of attorneys with substantial experience in diversified areas of Ethiopian law, offering a range of services including preparation of legal due diligence opinion relating to various transactions , conducting business negotiations on behalf of our clients, drafting of investment agreements, facilitating local presence in various legal forms, representation, research and consultancy. We are committed to excellence and operate with the vision of providing our clients with the best legal services with world class standards.

In 2016, Chambers and Partners ranked the founder and Principal attorney Mr. Mesfin Tafesse as a Band I legal service provider in Ethiopia.

Firm Practice Areas

Labor, Hospitality, Construction & Real Estate, Manufacturing Industry, Intellectual Property, Investment/Commercial Law, Publishing, Mining & Energy, Taxation, ICT & Telecom, Civil Societies, Banking & Finance, Merger & Acquisition, Mining & Energy, 

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