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  • Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office Awarded ‘National Law Firm of the Year’ AwardSeptember 2021



    Aman Assefa & Associates (AAA) has been announced as the National Law Firm of the Year for Ethiopia at the IFLR Africa Awards 2021. The Law Office was recognised for demonstrating a strong track record of providing local law advice on the most innovative deals closed in the awards review period, including our advisory services to a consortium of investors on a landmark acquisition of a national telecommunication license in Ethiopia, which is the first of its kind in Ethiopia.

    Aman Assefa said, “Here at Aman Assefa & Associates we aim to provide our Clients with novel legal solutions. It is an honour to be recognized as the National Law Firm of the Year.” He added “We want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our Clients, partners and the extremely dedicated team that drives the Firm.”



    Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office is a full service law office engaged in providing legal advisory and representation in Ethiopia. For the past two decades, the Law Office has been providing vast industry based practices serving both local and multinational corporations. As the pioneer in the corporate and transaction legal practice in Ethiopia, we ensure our Clients receive services that are dependable, continuous and are novel in addressing our Client’s legal matters



    The IFLR Africa 2021 Virtual Awards return for their 2nd year to celebrate the most innovative transactions of 2020 and the teams and lawyers behind them. Now in its 22nd year, the IFLR awards programme provide an unrivalled opportunity to celebrate firms and individuals who have performed exceptionally at both local and national levels. IFLR focuses on legal innovation in cross-border deal making and the awards showcase transactions that break new legal ground, set precedents and develop the legal environment for cross-border corporate finance.

  • A Strategic Alliance for GrowthSeptember 2019

    Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office is 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.

    To Read More Click BOWMANS EXPANDS INTO MAURITIUS AND ETHIOPIA

  • Regional Arbitration DialoguesAugust 2018

    We believe that the future of Africa lies in Regional and Continental integration. Recent efforts in continental free trade zone negotiations and treaties being signed are indications of what the future holds.
    With increased regional trade and commerce, a parallel growth of dispute settlement forums and professionals equipped to handle regional disputes becomes imminent. At the recent 6th East Africa International Arbitration Conference themed “Re-focusing Regional Trade, Energy and Arbitration”, we were invited to speak at the conference.
    Our lawyers continue to participate and support the development and growth of arbitration practice in Ethiopia and the Region.

  • Impacting Local Businesses

    Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office strongly believes in the future of start-ups and SMEs. Part of our value is to equip and support local business and that is why we always look for partnerships to promote SMEs and entrepreneurs in Ethiopia.
    Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office had signed a one year partnership with Entrepreneurs Development Center (EDC), a quasi-government body established by the Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations where we supported local businesses and entrepreneurs by providing practical trainings in licensing, company establishment, labor, tax, and industry specific legal requirements.
    Having conducted four workshops for the trainees in the past year, we are happy to successfully complete our pro bono engagement with EDC. Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office continues to support impactful projects that empower local businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • Engaging InvestorsNovember 2017

    We believe that the future of Africa lies in Regional and Continental integration. Recent efforts in continental free trade zone negotiations and treaties being signed are indications of what the future holds.
    With increased regional trade and commerce, a parallel growth of dispute settlement forums and professionals equipped to handle regional disputes becomes imminent. At the recent 6th East Africa International Arbitration Conference themed “Re-focusing Regional Trade, Energy and Arbitration”, we were invited to speak at the conference.
    Having conducted four workshops for the trainees in the past year, we are happy to successfully complete our pro bono engagement with EDC. Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office continues to support impactful projects that empower local businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • A Strategic Alliance for GrowthSeptember 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, an Africa-based multinational law firm, which was voted African Law Firm of the Year in 2018.
    Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office, founded by Mr. Aman Assefa in 2003, has been steadily growing as a commercial legal practice throughout the years serving a number of clients ranging from start-ups to prominent multi-nationals. It has become a preferred place of work for some of the best and brightest legal minds in the country. Major expansion has in particular been happening since 2016, when Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office brought on board highly-skilled Ethiopian lawyers who had received their graduate studies in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, USA, South Africa and Hungary.

    The office’s focus in corporate and commercial legal practice has served many of its Clients, consisting of both foreign and domestic investors, and thereby, has contributed in its own way to bridge the knowledge/information gap and creating lasting impact for investments and communities. In recognition of their legal service delivery, foreign investors have credited them as “indispensable partners, highly professional and providers of truly novel solutions”. Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office is becoming one of the leading legal services practices in Ethiopia providing practical and legally precise legal advice in an environment of integrity and efficiency while adopting international standards and best practices..

    Bowmans is a highly-regarded leading African law firm with over a century’s experience of providing services in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution. Bowmans has offices in Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.

    Asked about the alliance with Bowmans, Mr. Aman Assefa has said, “The agreement with Bowmans is in line with our strategy to continue to invest behind our passionate people, purposeful leadership, and to cope with the international trend in increased knowledge management for organizational efficiency”. Mr. Aman further added that the relationship with Bowmans would allow both firms to create the synergy required to tap into new business opportunities while at the same time allowing Aman Assefa & Associates “the opportunity to benefit from international-standard legal service delivery models”.

    Commenting on the relationship with Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office, Mr. Robert Legh, Chairman and senior partner of Bowmans has said, “Ethiopia is a vibrant and burgeoning market - it is now one of the fastest growing economies in the world - offering significant opportunities to our client base. The great advantage of this alliance from our perspective is that we will have a close tie-up and formal alliance with one of the few high-quality corporate legal practices available in Ethiopia”.

  • A Strategic Alliance for GrowthSeptember 2019

    Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office is 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.

    To Read More Click BOWMANS EXPANDS INTO MAURITIUS AND ETHIOPIA

  • Regional Arbitration DialoguesAugust 2018

    We believe that the future of Africa lies in Regional and Continental integration. Recent efforts in continental free trade zone negotiations and treaties being signed are indications of what the future holds.
    With increased regional trade and commerce, a parallel growth of dispute settlement forums and professionals equipped to handle regional disputes becomes imminent. At the recent 6th East Africa International Arbitration Conference themed “Re-focusing Regional Trade, Energy and Arbitration”, we were invited to speak at the conference.
    Our lawyers continue to participate and support the development and growth of arbitration practice in Ethiopia and the Region.

  • Impacting Local Businesses

    Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office strongly believes in the future of start-ups and SMEs. Part of our value is to equip and support local business and that is why we always look for partnerships to promote SMEs and entrepreneurs in Ethiopia.
    Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office had signed a one year partnership with Entrepreneurs Development Center (EDC), a quasi-government body established by the Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations where we supported local businesses and entrepreneurs by providing practical trainings in licensing, company establishment, labor, tax, and industry specific legal requirements.
    Having conducted four workshops for the trainees in the past year, we are happy to successfully complete our pro bono engagement with EDC. Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office continues to support impactful projects that empower local businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • Engaging InvestorsNovember 2017

    We believe that the future of Africa lies in Regional and Continental integration. Recent efforts in continental free trade zone negotiations and treaties being signed are indications of what the future holds.
    With increased regional trade and commerce, a parallel growth of dispute settlement forums and professionals equipped to handle regional disputes becomes imminent. At the recent 6th East Africa International Arbitration Conference themed “Re-focusing Regional Trade, Energy and Arbitration”, we were invited to speak at the conference.
    Having conducted four workshops for the trainees in the past year, we are happy to successfully complete our pro bono engagement with EDC. Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office continues to support impactful projects that empower local businesses and entrepreneurs.