About Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

For more than a decade Mesfin Tafesse & Associates Law Office (MTA) has provided high quality, timely legal advice to clients operating in Ethiopia and, as part a member of ALN, an integrated alliance of the preeminent full-service corporate law firms in 15 African countries and the UAE, we have enhanced our reach across the continent and beyond.

With substantial expertise across a diverse range of Ethiopian and international law, we have a sizeable market share of big-ticket foreign direct investment and cross-border M&A. We have expertise in various practice areas including:

  • Power and energy
  • Mining, manufacturing and industries
  • Banking and finance
  • Taxation
  • IT and Telecom
  • Construction and real estate
  • Employment
  • Immigration, civil society laws and dispute resolution.

We are committed to providing our clients with world-class service, including:

  • Investment advice on mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate structuring
  • Business negotiations
  • Preparation of corporate and transaction documents
  • Local presence facilitation
  • Research and consultancy

Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR1000 have consistently ranked MTA as a Band 1 and Tier 1 legal service provider in Ethiopia.



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Banking, Finance & Insolvency
ALN member firms have an established banking, finance and insolvency practice. The alliance works on some of Africa’s most complex banking and financing transactions, including syndicated finance, project finance, asset...
International Trade Law
As Africa continues its increased participation within the international trade sphere, our international trade law practices leverage the alliance’s continental reach, focussing on questions around taxes and tariffs, commerce, investment,...
Real Estate & Construction
We are the only law firm alliance in the market able to deliver the full range of advisory services necessary to handle large development projects from start to finish, including...
Dispute Resolution
The ALN firms have significant experience handling large and complex disputes, generally of a commercial nature. We regularly advise both local and international clients on cross-border matters.
Corporate M&A
Our Corporate M&A expertise is complemented by our alliance members’ extensive private equity, competition, tax, capital markets, employment, and financing experience in each of our markets. Through established relationships with...
ALN firms include the continent’s leading legal tax practices and our tax advisory services cover all corporate, commercial and financial transactions, including advising on efficient tax practices, stamp duty and...

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Rankings / Awards

IFLR1000, 2021


Legal 500, 2021


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Where to find us

Nisir Microfinance Building, 2nd Floor, Office No. 002, Off Bole Road, General Seare Mekonnen Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 8867 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia