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Mesfin Tafesse & Associates (MTA) is the leading law office in Ethiopia focused on providing high quality and timely legal advisory services in core business sectors. MTA’s practice areas include corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, power & energy, mining, banking & finance, ICT & Telecom, construction & real estate, employment & immigration and dispute resolution.

MTA is a rapidly expanding law office dedicated to providing clients with world-class services. MTA helps clients navigate the Ethiopian business terrain by offering a complete a package of legal services ranging from company entry to exit. MTA's services include facilitating the local incorporation of companies with corporate and tax registration, competence certification and business licensing, employment support as well as liquidation and winding up of companies.

MTA acts as a transactional advisor in complex transactions by providing corporate advisory services, preparation of legal due diligence opinion, assisting client in their business negotiations, drafting of customized transactional documents necessary for particular transaction and representation of clients in judicial and non-judicial forums. 

MTA’s team of attorneys brings strong local expertise and international exposure to help clients make legally sound decisions. The staff at MTA operates with the aim of exceeding clients’ expectations in terms of high quality, timely delivery and usefulness.

MTA has served start-ups, national and global multinational corporations, private equity and strategic investors, banking and development finance institutions, professional firms as well as public organizations

MTA is a member of the Ethiopian Lawyers’ Association and the African Legal Network (ALN)-a premier alliance of top-tier independent law firms in Africa. Through its ALN membership, MTA offers clients access to top rated law firms in 15 African jurisdictions.  MTA is also a member of the Employment Law Alliance – the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. 

MTA is ranked by Chambers and Partners as Band 1 Legal Service Provider in Ethiopia, Tier 1 law office by Legal 500 and Tier 1 law office by ILFR1000.


Provide Our Clients with the Best Legal Services in Ethiopia with World Class Standards.



provide our clients with effective legal solutions by dedicated teams of committed, resourceful and hardworking professionals in ways that exceed their expectations in their high quality, timely delivery, and usefulness. we strive to provide exemplary, caring and professional legal services to indigents through efficient and effective pro bono system.


TEAM WORK reflected in our continued commitment to pool together and make available the best of each of us at MTA to the benefit of our clients.

INTEGRITY reflected in our strict adherence to what is permissible under the law as well as the accepted rules of our profession.

EXCELLENCE reflected in our strive for continuous self-development, quality and high standards of legal services that exceed the expectations of our clients.


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