Mahlet Kassa Woldesenbet

Partner of Lidet Abebe Tizazu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErde

+251 911381228

Main office: Addis Ababa


  • Labour
  • Tax
  • Immigration
  • Corporate M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Aviation law
  • Experience in providing legal advice to foreign companies in setting up entities in Ethiopia.
  • Experience in Due Diligence Reports on local companies on acquisitions, bank loan and the like.
  • Languages: English and Amharic


  • Joined the firm in 2024
  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Lidet Abebe Tizazu Law Office, Senior Associate, Head of Commercial and Corporate
  • Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office, Senior Associate, 2017 – 2020
  • Teshome Gabre-Mariam Bokan Law Office, Associate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013 – 2016
  • Emahizee Global Consultancy Plc, Legal Research, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2009 – 2011


  • LLM Postgraduate Study, Corporate and Financial Law, Kingston University
  • TRAPCA, East and Southern Africa Management Institute in collaboration with Lund University Arusha, Tanzania. Post graduate Certificate in Trade Facilitation, a program designed to train professionals on the agreements of the WTO
  • Addis Ababa University Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Knowledge Sharing

Personal Data Protection Proclamation 1321/2024

Ethiopia’s data protection landscape has undergone a significant overhaul with the enactment of Personal Data Protection Proclamation 1321/2024. Previously, privacy laws were set out piecemeal through different pieces of legislation, resulting in fragmented regulation. The new proclamation …

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New directive to regulate foreign investors’ participation in restricted export, import, wholesale and retail trade investments

In March, the Ethiopian Investment Board issued Directive 1001/2024, which eases restrictions on foreign investors’ participation in the export, import, wholesale and retail trade sectors. Foreign investors that wish to obtain a permit in these sectors must fulfil minimum capital requirements …

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