Legal market overview in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Firms based in the jurisdiction are quickly developing their services accordingly, covering an ever greater number of practice areas. Even so, there remain a fairly small number of sizeable firms, in part explained by regulations that restrict them from having no more than one partner. Despite this, many firms such as Mehrteab Leul & Associates and Mesfin Tafesse & Associates Law Office (MTA) still feature a number of senior practitioners, even though some do not hold partner status. These two firms are members of the DLA Piper Africa network and the Africa Legal Network respectively. Another growing firm, Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office, is allied with Bowmans, the leading South African firm that has an increasing presence across Africa.