Tsedey Girma


  • Ethiopian and International Law
  • Corporate law
  • Arbitration and litigation
  • Employment law
  • Foreign languages: English and Amharic


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Joined the firm in 2018


  • Master’s in Comparative Income Taxation, Tax Treaty Law, Transfer Pricing and EU Tax law from Uppsala University
  • Ethiopian and International law degree from Adama University

Knowledge Sharing

Directive 935/2022 for Commercial Registration, Licensing and Post-licensing Inspection - 1 February 2023

The Ethiopian Commercial Code was recently supplemented by Directive 935/2022 to implement changes regarding commercial registration, business licensing and post-licensing inspection. Some of the major points addressed include registration of a one-person PLC, transition from a sole propriet …

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The latest developments in the Ethiopian banking industry - 16 September 2022

The latest Council of Ministers meeting earlier this month approved the long-awaited policy that allows foreign investors to invest in the Ethiopian banking industry. Given that foreign banks stopped operating in Ethiopia when the Derg took power, the opening-up of the banking industry is ex …

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The new Ethiopian Arbitration and Conciliation Working Procedure under Proclamation No. 1237/2021 - 17 September 2021

Up until publication of the Proclamation to Provide For Arbitration and Conciliation Working Procedure, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – more specifically, arbitration – in Ethiopia lacked a detailed procedure and implementation mechanism. The newly introduced proclamation addresses/a …

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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 - 19 May 2021

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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