Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office 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 Assefa & Associates Law Office is distinguished in providing novel and practical solutions.
Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office is an alliance firm of Bowmans.


  • September 2021

    Aman Assefa & Associates (AAA) has been announced as the National Law Firm of the Year for Ethiopia at the IFLR Africa Awards 2021....read more

  • September 2019

    Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office, a pioneering corporate legal service office based in Addis Ababa, announced this week it has entered into an alliance agreement with Bowmans...read more

  • September 2019

    We are pleased about this exciting collaboration with Bowmans (Law Firm)...The alliance heralds our ambition to continue to lead in the delivery of quality legal services in Ethiopia. BOWMANS EXPANDS INTO MAURITIUS AND ETHIOPIA

  • August 2018

    We believe that the future of Africa lies in Regional and Continental integration. Recent efforts in continental free trade zone negotiations...read more

  • November 2017

    Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office supports businesses and foreign investors coming to Ethiopia. In addition to supporting investors...read more

Legal Update

  • Special Issue: July 2021

    Guide to Arbitration Places (GAP) in Collaboration with Delos Dispute Resolution | July 2021 Download

  • Monthly Issue: 09| 2021

    Brief Note on the recent Administrative Procedure Proclamation No. 1183/2020 | January 2021 Download

  • Monthly Issue: 08| 2020

    Local Banks to Lend in FOREX | Priority List for FOREX Reshuffled | New Currency Notes Issued | October 2020 Download

  • Monthly Issue: 07| 2020

    Observations on Payment System Operators Directive | August 2020 Download

  • Special Issue: 06| 2020

    Ethiopia has started implementing its Reformed Secured Transactions Law in Movable Assets | July 2020 Download

  • Special Issue: 05| 2020

    Reflection On the new Payment Instrument Issuers Directive | May 2020 Download

  • Special Issue: 04| 2020

    COVID-19: Impact On Employment Relations - Ethiopia | March 2020 Download

  • Special Issue: 03| 2020

    Ethiopia's New Excise Proclamation replaces decades old legislation | February 2020 Download

  • Special Issue: 02| 2020

    Ethiopia Ratifies the New York Convention | February 2020 Download

  • Special Issue: 01| 2020

    Ethiopia Introduces New Investment Law | February 2020 Download



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
Executive Director, Ethio Chicken


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


Highly professional

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

Mr. Ni Feng
Chief Representative in Ethiopia, CEIEC


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...

Arsho Medical Laboratories PLC


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


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


Signature Matters

Counselled 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;

Successfully completed major deals by representing either the "buy side" or "sell side" in major private equity investment deals in a variety of sectors.

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

Advised on the first and major concessions between the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas and a foreign investor for the construction of a major gas pipeline.

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

Currently advising on a Fortune 500 clothing retail business sourcing

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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