BonelliErede has been present in Ethiopia since 2016 where it currently operates through a local law firm.
In Ethiopia we offer a complete range of legal services to international investors and major local corporations, including contracts law, investment, corporate, commercial, construction, energy, employment, intellectual property including patent, trademark and copyright law, and international arbitration and litigation.
The professionals work in full synergy with our offices in Europe, especially for specialised advice and cross-national practices, and with the other offices in North Africa and the Middle East (Egypt, UAE).
Our team is composed of an integrated group of 7 lawyers led by Gianpiero Succi, Partner at BonelliErede, in charge of the development of our practice in East Africa and in the other Sub-Saharan African. He is supported by other lawyers of different seniority, including Daniele Gambirasio, Partner, and the associates Michele Saponaro, Abay Mekonnen, Robel Mehari, Samrawit Behailu and Tsedey Girma.
Abay Mekonnen is a litigator, with expertise in dissolution and liquidation, contract law, product liability, insurance law, IP law, employment and tax law, and financial crimes. Robel Mehari, has experience in local and international taxation and was seconded to BonelliErede’s Milan office in 2020. Samrawit and Tsedey are Junior associates with experience in corporate law, employment law, litigation and local and international taxation.
Daniele Gambirasio and Michele Saponaro together with Gianpiero Succi are the Italian members of the team. Daniele Gambirasio, a corporate Partner, was seconded in 2016 and he has been in Addis Ababa since October 2019. He has a great experience in international corporate law with a particular expertise on extraordinary transaction, private and public M&A and joint ventures. Michele Saponaro is a litigation law associate who was seconded to Addis Ababa in 2018, greatly contributing to our development in the country, with expertise in civil law, business law and company law.
As part of the BonelliErede network the Addis Ababa office collaborate in total synergy with the other firm’s offices in Italy, Europe and the Middle East. Depending on the needs of a matter, we integrate the competences of the local professionals with all the BonelliErede experts from our teams based in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.