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Haymanot is a Principal Associate at MTA. She has more than nine years of experience in legal advisory services. At MTA, Haymanot assisted several international and domestic clients with banking and finance, corporate, project work, power and energy, telecom, mining, oil and gas, construction, and tax matters. Before joining MTA, she worked at Ethiopian Airlines Group on deal structuring, transaction advisory, and corporate legal advice. Haymanot has been ranked as a "rising star lawyer" by Legal 500.



  • 2014 Bachelor of Laws [LLB], Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia



2023 to date   Principal Attorney, Mesfin Tafesse & Associates
2021 to 2023  Senior Associate, Mesfin Tafesse & Associates
2020- 2021     Associate, Mesfin Tafesse & Associates
2015-2020      Attorney at the Ethiopia Airlines Group
2014-2015      Assistant Lecturer at Mekelle University



  • Amharic
  • English



  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial law
  • Power and Energy
  • Aviation



  • Assisting China CEC Engineering Corporation in connection with its construction project in Ethiopia, Mekelle Region.
  • Assisting Emirates Telecommunications Group (Etisalat), a multinational telecommunications services provider, in relation to its proposed investment in Ethiopia and leading the due dilligence work on Ethio Telecom.
  • Assisting GCL New Energy Holdings limited in its investment on one of the group company’s Ethiopian branch, and conducting due dilligence.
  • Assisting Sinoma Cement in its proposed investment in Ethiopia and conducting due dilligence on the target company.
  • Assisting Proparco and Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) in connection with a loan facility with an Ethiopian borrower company and security arrangements.
  • Assisting Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) in its matter with an Ethiopian borrower company in connection with facility agreement and securities.
  • Assisting International Finance Corporation in its facility and security transaction with local borrower.
  • Assisting Credion Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH in connection with a loan facility with an Ethiopian borrower company.
  • Assisting Oesterreichishe Entwicklungs bank AG in connection with the ongoing matter of loan facility with an Ethiopian borrower company.
  • Assisting DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH in connection with a loan facility with an Ethiopian borrower company.
  • Assisting First Rand Bank Limited and other Lenders on facility and security transaction with companies within the same group.
  • Assisting International Finance Corporation in its equity investment project in one of parent companies of a local foreign subsidiary company.
  • Assisting Sunshine Business Group in the facility agreement with an international development institution.
  • Providing legal advice to Bloomberg on the legal framework for the provision of bond and FX trading Products in Ethiopia.
  • Assisting Crown Agents Bank in its due diligence questionnaire on Ethiopian law regarding banking, payment and forex rules.
  • Providing legal advice to Goldman Sachs on the legal framework related with forex related products.
  • Providing legal advice to Citi bank on the legal framework for provision of its different financial products.
  • Asissting Zoscales Partners in its facility arrangement with one of its portfolio companies and providing legal assistance on an ongoing basis in connection with its different investments.
  • Asisting International Finance Cooperation (IFC) in connection with two Scaling Solar Project aimed at generating 500MW solar energy.
  • Assisting IFC in connection with a wind project in Smali and Amhara regions.
  • Assisting Fortescue Future Industries in their green hydrogen and renewable energy project in Ethiopia.
  • Assisting Tinaw Share Company in connection with the investment by one of the private equity firms in the company.
  • Assisting Amazon Webservices in connection with its ongoing matter for import of radiocommunication and telecommunication equipment import.
  • Assisting Arki Water in acquisition transaction with preparation of transaction documents, negotiation, and advising on regulatory approvals.
  • Review of FIDIC Based Construction Contracts, consultancy contracts and other documents and prepare legal analysis in relation to potential disputes to one of the well- known construction consultancy companies in the world.
  • Advising Julphar pharmaceutical in connection with its share transfer transaction.



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