practice Areas

Project Finance, PPP & Public Procurement

Legal Fortress for Your Projects

Having prioritized large-scale projects in its Growth and Transformation plans, the Ethiopian Government has undertaken major policy shift by departing from commercial loans towards finding private sector partners with the view of financing large scale projects. In line with this development, the Government has recently established the Office of Public Private Partnership under the Ministry of Finance.

The developing legal framework in this space calls for novel approach and seasoned legal expertise with contextualized and tested local knowledge. Our office offers a wide range of advisory and representation services in cross-border financing structures, foreign exchange regulations, taxation, tenders and contract negotiations, loan and securities, insurance, government permits and licenses, land allocation and compensation, amongst others.

We have advised financiers, contractors and government entities in the development and implementation of large-scale projects in Ethiopia. Our innovative approach in implementing one of the first few PPP projects in the agro-processing sector has successfully been implemented in other different parts of the country.

We provide full-fledged legal services, including but not limited to:

  • Advising and representing clients in international tenders and negotiations
  • Drafting and reviewing project agreements including concession, joint venture, civil works, utility
  • Capital goods financing, leasing, funding and securities
  • Debt Finance
  • Tax
  • Compliance
  • Environment, Health and Safety
  • Anti-bribery and corruption