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Natnael Aklog is a junior associate at MTA. He has experiences in participating in various legal researches as well as participating in undertaking due diligence for various companies. In his stay at MTA, he has participated in research of Ethiopian merger laws and the practice. On top of that, he has assisted in advising clients on setting up businesses in Ethiopia. He has also been actively engaging in processing merger notifications for various clients as well as providing ongoing legal advisory specializing in the corporate/commercial sector.



  • 2019 Bachelor of Laws [LLB], Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • DELF A2 Certificate, French Ministry of Education




  • September 2019 – PRESENT – Junior Associate at Mesfin Tafesse & Associates
  • May 2019 – July 2019 – Intern at Mesfin Tafesse & Associates
  • October 2019 – December 2019 – Legal Councilor at Ethiopian Lawyers Association Legal Clinic Center
  • August 2017- September 2017 – Data encoder at ITSC
  • July 2015 – August 2015 – Research Assistant at Matu Consult



  • February 2019 – Present – Member of Ethiopian Youth Counsel for Higher Opportunities at Talent Youth Association
  • July 2019 – Present – Club Service Director at Rotaract Club of Keroggie
  • July 2018-June 2019 – Rotary Communications Chair at Rotaract Club of Keroggie
  • July 2017-June 2018 – Assistant Public Relations Director at Rotaract Club of Keroggie
  • June 2021-Present – Vice President of Rotaract Club of Keroggie



  • Amharic
  • English
  • Beginner basic French



  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate & Investment Law



  • Assisted on setting up CRO for Dlight.
  • Assisting Varis BV with regards to merger filing for acquisition of Senselet BV by Seven-Up BV.
  • Contributing on the merger laws database of Granville with regards to the merger laws of Ethiopia
  • Undertaking legal due diligence on Metad PLC.
  • Participating on the legal due diligence for Zoscales when it acquired shares in Pioneer Diagnostic Center
  • Assisting and overseeing merger notification and approval for various clients including Varis BV and others.
  • Participating on due diligence report for MultiChoice Ethiopia.
  • Researching and responding to questionnaires on data protection laws and media laws.
  • Assisting on the provision of ongoing operational legal advisory service to DHL, Holland Dairy PLC, Senselet Food Processing PLC, Selet Hulling PLC.
  • Participating on legal research on Merger and Acquisition laws for Linklaters.
  • Co-authoring the article published by MTA regarding the amended commercial code.
  • Processing authentication of shareholders resolutions and increment of capital for various clients including PVH, Grand Asia Intertrade PTE. LTD
  • Drafting and reviewing sale contracts for Rockstone Ethiopia
  • Assisting with the for-ex control rules portion of legal opinions for FSD Ethiopia.
  • Responding to questions on privacy laws for Packard Foundation.
  • Reviewing Influencer Agreements and Suppliers Agreements for ImpactHer.
  • Providing legal assistance to social media companies on how they should conduct their business during elections.
  • Processing the Ethiopian merger approval for Invivo Group in their acquision of Etablissements J. Soufflet



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