Robel Mehari Tsegaye


  • Tax and commercial law, with particular expertise in:
  • investments
  • public tenders
  • Foreign languages: English, Amharic


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Joined the firm in 2019
  • Previously worked as an associate at Tameru Law Office (2015 – 2018)
  • Legal consultant in labour law and public procurement at Advanced Engineering Trading in Addis Ababa (2011-2014)


  • LLM: Master’s degree in International Tax and EU tax law from Uppsala University
  • Law Degree from Addis Ababa University

Knowledge Sharing

Enhanced regulation on transfer pricing

At the beginning of the year, Implementing Directive 981/2024 containing transfer pricing rules came into force. It will hopefully remedy the legal and practical gap in the enforcement of transfer pricing rules in Ethiopia. The directive reiterates all the provisions of the previous directiv …

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Draft VAT proclamation on its way to Parliament

Ethiopia’s legislative landscape is evolving by the day, especially when it comes to doing business. And the draft VAT proclamation looks set to be one of the biggest steps taken since VAT was introduced back in 2002. So what are the proposed key changes to the VAT rules? Our

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Ethiopia to introduce capital market which opens the door for foreign as well as domestic investors to register an investment bank

There has been a whisper in the past few years of the possibility for capital/stock markets to join the Ethiopian financial market. Now, thanks to a draft bill on capital markets that is pending approval, investors (local and foreign) could have the chance to join this sector. Which are the …

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Ethiopian Parliament approves new Commercial Code

The FDRE House of People’s Representative’s session on March 25th, 2021 has approved a draft bill to amend the 1960 Commercial Code. The new Code, which replaces the old Commercial Code in force for over 62 years, has been anticipated by practitioners and the business community for a v …

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Salient features of Ethiopia’s logistics policy

Ethiopia has laid out its first ever policy on the logistics sector. The policy endorsed by the council of ministers and published by ministry of transport is expected to serve as a guidance for further legislative enactments and determine the set up and function of public enterprises that serv …

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