Haymanot Belay

Haymanot Belay

Senior Associate | Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Physical Address:

Bole Road, General Seare Makonnen Street, near the European Union Delegation to Ethiopia, Tensae Building, 2nd Floor, Office No. 001


+251 11 6 672341 / +251 11 6 672271

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Haymanot is a Senior Associate at Mesfin Tafesse & Associates (MTA). She has more than 6 years of experience in the legal service provision. At MTA, Haymanot mainly focuses on banking and finance practice in which she has been involved in reviewing and drafting finance documents as well as advising on different financing and security arrangements. Haymanot also advises on employment, corporate and commercial and aviation law.

  2. Professional Qualifications

    2017: Candidate Master of Laws (Candidate LLM), University of South Africa

    2015: Bachelor of Arts [BA], Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia

    2014: Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Mekelle University



  3. Career Summary

    2022 – Present:  Associate, Mesfin Tafesse & Associates, Addis Ababa

    2020 – 2021:  Associate, Mesfin Tafesse & Associates, Addis Ababa

    2015 – 2020: Attorney at Ethiopian Airlines Group

    2014 – 2015: Assistant Lecturer at Mekelle University

  4. Top Matters
    • Acting for Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank in connection with Habesha Cement, including reviewing the facility agreement and securities.
    • Acting for Credion Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft in connection with a loan facility with an Ethiopian borrower.
    • Advising Oesterreichishe Entwicklungs bank AG in connection the a loan facility with an Ethiopian borrower.
    • Acting for Sunshine Business Group in connection with the facility agreement with United States International Development Finance Corporation.
    • Acting for Bloomberg in connection with the legal framework for the provision of bond and FX trading Products in Ethiopia.
    • Acting for Crown Agents Bank in connection with a due diligence questionnaire on Ethiopian law regarding banking, payment, and forex rules.
    • Acting for Goldman Sachs in connection with the legal framework related with forex related products.
    • Advising Citi Bank in connection with the legal framework for provision of bill of exchange products in Ethiopia.
    • Acting for Radisson Hotels Aps Danmark in connection with reviewing direct agreement.
    • Advising MTN in connection with security laws of Ethiopia.
    • Advising clients on FIDIC Based Construction Contracts, consultancy contracts and other documents and preparing legal analysis in relation to potential disputes for one of the well-known construction consultancy companies in the world.
    • Acting for Development of Clean Energy Online Tool in connection with preparation of legal documents.

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