Upcoming Roadshow:

Ethiopia Edition

Spurring Investments, Showcasing Business Opportunities for Investors in Ethiopia.

/ August
2.30 pm – 4:00 pm (EAT)
Online Webinar

About The Roadshow

Showcasing Investment & Business Opportunities in Ethiopia

As ALN, we have continually promoted Ethiopia as an investment destination, particularly over the last few years. The ALN Ready Business Roadshow webinars will support these initiatives and showcase the investment and business opportunities in the major economies where we are present.

The webinars will be an effective platform for dialogue, providing a candid overview of opportunities, challenges, risks and rewards of investing and doing business in Africa. They will also highlight how critical commercial and policy topics can promote partnerships and encourage deal-making.

Why You Should Join

Learn, Benchmark, Interact and Invest

The ALN Ready Business Roadshow also brings together top business leaders, industry captains, dignitaries, decision makers and strategic advisors with a deep understanding of the continent, offering the right forum for connecting investors and other stakeholders with an interest in Africa and providing them with an avenue for dialogue on topics most important to Africa.

As an alliance of leading law firms that spans Africa, and to the world, we are constantly reimagining our approach on how we see new global opportunities to help unlock value for our clients who are doing business and investing across borders; so that they can confidently work to build trust and deliver sustained commercial objectives in irrevocably changing business and legal environments.

Ready Business Roadshow Ethiopia

What are the Investment Opportunities in Ethiopia

Mesfin Tafesse & Associates (ALN firm in Ethiopia) will host the Ethiopia edition of the ALN Ready Business Roadshow webinar on Tuesday, 27 August 2024 from 2.30 pm – 4:00 pm (EAT). The webinar will bring together a diverse group of panellists and attendees, including investors, advisors and diplomatic missions from across the globe, to discuss investment into Ethiopia.

Specifically, against a much-improved investment climate, it will highlight business opportunities in Ethiopia’s key sectors and address the impact of recent private and public sector developments on the general business environment. We believe that the session will be impactful and of value to investors.

Discussion topics will revolve around:

Political and Economic Overview in Ethiopia.
Understanding Investment Promotion, Facilitation and Incentives in Ethiopia
Exploring the Infrastructure / PPP landscape in Ethiopia.
Investing in the Capital Markets and Securities / Fintech space: Prospects, Levers and Key Considerations.


A distinguished panel of industry experts will share their views and engage in an interactive Q&A session

Mesfin Tafesse
Principal Attorney | Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Mesfin Tafesse is the founder and Principal Attorney of Mesfin Tafesse & Associates. He has more than 30 years of legal experience in the private, public, and civil society sectors in Ethiopia. Mesfin is an eminent attorney with extensive experience representing multinational investors in sectors including M&A, banking and finance, power and energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure. Mesfin Tafesse also played a large role in various prominent projects that have national significance.

He has been recognised by Chambers & Partners as a Band I legal service provider in Ethiopia consistently for twelve years and is also recognized by Legal 500 and ILFR1000 as a leading professional in Ethiopia.

Karim Anjarwalla
Director | ALN

Karim Anjarwalla is Senior Partner at ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna, with an impactful legacy spanning over 25 years with the firm. His visionary leadership has been the driving force behind the firm’s remarkable evolution, witnessing its growth from 6 partners to a team of 23.

Under Karim’s leadership, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna has earned its reputation as the pre-eminent corporate law firm and the largest full-service corporate law firm in East Africa. He played a pivotal role in the establishment and growth of ALN, an alliance of premier corporate law firms now in 14 key African jurisdictions and the UAE. ALN operates on a unique model, combining global expertise with nuanced local knowledge, bringing together Africa’s leading firm to create an African-made world class offering. Karim’s leadership extends beyond the boardroom, as he actively engages with clients, fostering trusted partnerships by seamlessly integrating legal expertise and commercial awareness as an extension of their businesses.

Beyond his legal pursuits, Karim is a prolific writer and thought leader. He regularly explores issues at the intersection of the rule of law, ethics, and economics in his extensive body of work, including through the ALN Academy, where he is a director.

Karim is also board member at Bomu Hospital, where he plays a central role in continuing with his family’s legacy of accessibility of healthcare at the grassroots level. He has been instrumental in providing guidance on its operations and championing the cause of a sustainable healthcare model. In the process, he has established connections with institutional and private donors, facilitating network opportunities, and actively participating in the growth and development of the Hospital. He also serves on the advisory board of the Brenthurst Foundation.

Karim’s outstanding contributions have not gone unnoticed. In 2022, he was honoured as Partner of the Year (Mid-Large Sized Practice) at the Africa Legal Awards and named Kenya Lawyer of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards. His prominence is further underscored by recognitions such as being labelled a “formidable figure in the Kenyan market” by Chambers Global 2023, a ‘Leading Lawyer’ by IFLR1000 in 2022, and achieving a place in the “Hall of Fame” by Legal 500 in 2023. He continues to shape the legal landscape, earning ALN Kenya the coveted African Law Firm of the Year Award five times since the awards’ inception in 2013.

Karim is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.