About Us

We are an outstanding law office established by three lawyers who had over a decade each of experience in independent practice of law. We joined forces to increase the depth and range of our resources and create more value for our clients.  We work together on a task-force basis on all matters we handle calling upon of counsels  with a wide variety of expertise, if need be. We counsel clients on legal issues generated by their business transactions.  Among other things, we assist in the creation of business entities, their licensing, governance, merger, acquisition, restructuring and insolvency. Read More..

Practice areas

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Competition (Antitrust)

Ethiopian law proscribes various practices that it deems anticompetitive. It also aims at the protection of consumers. That means your business could be subject to investigation by the Trade Competition and Consumers Protection Authority or even be sued before the adjudicative bench of the Authority.More..

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Construction and Real Estate

Numerous infrastructure and housing projects are fueling Ethiopia’s economic transformation.  That said, actors involved in the sector face serious challenges.These include shortage of funding, lack of technical and managerial capability, volatility in the price of construction material and poor practice in contract administration.More..

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Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions

Our team consists of lawyers who have had varied roles in companies in Ethiopia. Some were in-house counsels in leading companies playing roles that went beyond the purely legal.Others had experience teaching Ethiopian company law for years in law school. Still others had role in the revision process of the Commercial Code of Ethiopia. More..
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Employment

Careful handling of human resource and employment matters throughout all the different phases of any transaction is of a fundamental importance. We have advisory and disputes capabilities to handle all aspects of employment and industrial relations in the private and public sectors. More..

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Energy, Infrastructure and Mining

Energy and infrastructure projects underpin the growth that Ethiopia registered in the last two decades. That said, Ethiopia has only started delivering major projects like railways, power plants, airports and roads. The country is intent on harnessing its untapped potential for the generation of renewable energy, for example. More..

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Financial Services

Three members of our team had their very first paid professional jobs in the banking and insurance sectors. Members of the team have, thus, followed developments in these sectors closely over the last twenty years.More..

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Franchising and Distribution

A nation of over a hundred million people, Ethiopia is a huge market for goods and services. The country also boasts nine UNESCO world heritage sites, diverse and distinctive cultures, landscapes and wild life including colorful birds.More..

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Information and Telecommunications Technology

Digitalization is beginning to impact businesses in all industries in Ethiopia. The country is also slowly but surely opening up its telecom sector to private investment. At GeTS Law, we recognize the need to support clients adapt to this changing reality and devise their digital strategies. More..

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Restructuring and Insolvency

Members of our team are among a handful of Ethiopian lawyers who have meaningful knowledge of restructuring and insolvency issues as this has been among the least tested areas of Ethiopian law.More..

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Intellectual Property

Protection and maximization of the commercial potential of brands, ideas and technologies is a front-and-center concern of businesses.More..

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Litigation and Arbitration

We offer a wide range of services to our clients throughout all stages of the dispute life-cycle. More..

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Non Profit Organizations

We are passionate about partnering with not-for-profit organizations and supporting their work.We assist nonprofits register in Ethiopia economically, smoothly and legally. More..

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Public Procurement

The pressure on public money and the requirements of development partners of Ethiopia have resulted in complex laws and processes governing public procurement. More..

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Tax

Whatever they do business firms take taxation as a serious consideration. This is more so in Ethiopia as the taxation system could prove a minefield for the unwary. More..

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