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Dependability is our hallmark. Our clients place a lasting trust and confidence on us. We strongly adhere to ethical practices. We are organized to effectively protect the interests and benefits of our clients.


Our office provides first-rate legal advisory service in the areas of investment and corporate transactions, taxation, international arbitration, energy, project financing, intellectual property, public enterprises, capital markets, labor relations, construction, anti-trust and unfair competition, banking, and bankruptcy.


Our greatest asset is our devotion to understand our clients’ needs and devise practical solutions. We put ourselves in your shoes, adopt your prisms, try to see things the way you see them and provide novel solutions to your problems. We are truly unique in providing tailored legal service to each client.

Legal Practice

Aman & Partners LLP is a pioneer in the corporate and transactional law practice in Ethiopia with almost two decades of experience under our belt. Our office was founded by Aman Assefa, a household name in the legal practice.
We are comprised of legal professionals trained in 8 jurisdictions. Aman & Partners LLP is distinguished in providing novel and practical solutions.
Aman & Partners LLP is an alliance firm of Bowmans.

Practice Areas

Protecting the legal interests of companies from local Ethiopian companies to fortue 500 companies over various sectors and a growing list of practice areas

Practice Areas

Protecting the legal interests of companies from local Ethiopian companies to fortue 500 companies over various sectors and a growing list of practice areas

Signature Matters

Some of the milestones we celebrated through our 20+ years journey

Advised a multinational financial company on Ethiopia’s regulation regarding payment processing/transactions in general and payments made through cards (credit and debt) for domestic and international transactions in particular.

Provided an end-to-end transaction advisory services, regulatory compliance, and deal execution activities of Guinness Overseas Holdings Limited (Diageo) in the divestment of its majority interests in Meta Abo Brewery S.C, the second oldest brewery in Ethiopia.

We assisted and advised the Global Partnership for Ethiopia that won the first ever telecommunication sector liberalization bid tendered by the Ethiopian Communication Authority. Following the successful completion of the tender process, we assisted in incorporating the operating entity in Ethiopia.

Currently representing many clients ranging from textile manufacturing, agriculture and agro-processing, poultry, glass and crown cork manufacturing, ICT, plastic manufacturing, construction and real estate, medical services and diagnostics, education, and many more.

Successfully advised a global payments technology company in advising on major national payment system.

Successfully advised on the Ethiopian aspect of a global merger and restructuring of a Fortune 500 business with major operations in Ethiopia.

Successfully conducted a major legal due diligence on the largest rose farm in Ethiopia in a bid for a potential acquisition of the farm.

Successfully advised a major audiovisual media group in clarifying the intricate regulatory, taxation and consumer interface legal framework.

Successfully advised and represented major logistics companies intending to engage in joint venture undertakings in Ethiopia.

Currently representing a major commodities producer and trading Fortune 500 company in a litigation against the Ethiopian Government.

Successfully advised a Fortune 500 health care business in its negotiation and signing of a major EPC contract for the construction a major cardiac center in Ethiopia.

Successfully advised a Fortune 500 and a leader in the beverage industry in its regulatory, issue advocacy and government relations strategy.

Successfully advised a Fortune 20 multinational in public procurement laws, local agent appointments, and the process of registering medical equipment with FMHACA.

Counseled one of the biggest multinationals in conducting high-level legal due diligence and review of the privatization, public-private partnership, and sugar industry legal framework in Ethiopia;



What some of our clients said about their experience working with us

The Firm Stands Out

"The firm stands out amongst its peers in Ethiopia due to the quality of service, responsiveness, availability and value for money relating to the advice it provides."

Independent Thinkers

"The firm have an excellent understanding of Ethiopian law and are able to make concepts that are not common in other jurisdictions easy to understand and digestible. The firm have proved that they are independent thinkers and will give the difficult answers that reflect the position under Ethiopian law even if this is not the convenient answer. They always propose solutions when the position is at odds with the objectives the client wants to achieve. The members of the firm have gone above and beyond, working to very tight timelines to achieve deal closings."

Trusted Business Partners

"Right from the day we engaged we them, we received immediate attention and comprehensive advice, within agreed timelines, with direct involvement from the senior partners, which was an extremely satisfying experience. We now consider them as our trusted business partners."

Unique in the Ethiopian Legal Profession

"The AA&A team are unique in the Ethiopian legal profession because they have a commitment to understanding our business so as to provide actionable advice, which gives our management team options with transparent risk profiles."

Responsive and Forward Looking

"We find the team responsive and forward looking in a jurisdiction where quality advisers are rare. They are committed to providing a first-class service."

Professional corporate legal service provider

“Whenever foreign investors ask for a trusted and professional corporate legal service provider in Ethiopia, Aman Assefa & Associates is my recommendation of choice.”

Estifanos Samuel, CEO Ethiopia INVEST Business Events and Consulting, Germany

In-depth knowledge of corporate and investment laws

“It was a great privilege to get a legal service from Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office. The professionalism of the team and their in-depth knowledge of corporate and investment laws helped our organization to highly benefit from their representation.”

Menna Selamu, Founder/Deputy Manager, Flipper International School

Always came up with creative solutions

“Very professional lawyers who are highly conscious of their clients needs and always ready to deliver on time. They have supported us with a major financing and investment transaction and they have been very patient throughout the process. They were always readily available on their own initiative."

Owners, Arsho Medical Laboratories PLC

Highly professional

“Highly professional, dedicated teams and strategic long-term partners”

Mr. Ni Feng, Chief Representative in Ethiopia, CEIEC

Professional, Highly Capable and Responsive

“The lawyers at Aman Assefa & Associates have not just met our expectation, but they have exceeded it. The breadth and sophistication of their legal knowledge runs deep. The quality of their work product is excellent.”

Mel Negussie, Chief Operating Officer, Ethio American Doctors

Indispensable Partner

"We have worked in Ethiopia since 2010 and have found Aman Assefa and his associates to be one of the best legal firms in Addis. He has advised us on myriad issues related to local investment structuring, liaised with our international counsel..."

Joseph Shields, Ethio Chicken, Executive Director


What some of our clients said about their experience working with us



The latest news and updates from the office


The latest news and updates from the office