Mesfin Tafesse & Associates Law Office (MTA) was established in 2007 by Mr. Mesfin Tafesse, who has over 25 years of experience in areas of public and private law. Over the years, the office has steadily expanded its client base, number of attorneys and areas of expertise. With ten attorneys and three management assistants, its operational modalities have evolved from being a single attorney based service to a team based approach offering specialised expertise in diversified areas of Ethiopian law.


Mesfin Tafesse & Associates (MTA) is one of the leading law offices in Ethiopia providing legal advisory services to local and international clients in the areas of commercial and investment law, mining and energy, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, construction and manufacturing industry, intellectual property, hospitality, IT and telecom, environmental law, and taxation and dispute resolution.

MTA’s team of lawyers has substantial experience in diversified areas of Ethiopian law, offering a range of services, including investment advisory relating to mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, business negotiations, preparation of corporate and transaction documents, local presence facilitation, research and consultancy. The office is committed to excellence and aims to provide world-class services to its clients.

Client Base

MTA’s client base includes players in diverse sectors, including consumer and industrial goods manufacturing, banking, agriculture, media, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare and professional services.
Chambers Global has consistently ranked MTA as a Band 1 legal service provider in Ethiopia.

According to Legal 500 2018, “Mesfin Tafesse Law Office has established itself at the forefront of Ethiopia’s legal sector.”