DABLO LAW FIRM LLP > Addis Ababa, Ethiopia > Firm Profile

Adwa Street, Arat Kilo
Nib Bank Building Office no. 210
Nib Bank Building, 2nd Floor, Office No. 210
Addis Ababa

Ethiopia > Leading firms Tier 3

DABLO LAW FIRM LLP advises clients in a range of different practice areas, including corporate, dispute resolution, and real estate. Dawit Kidane, who leads the team, has extensive experience handling matters for clients in the construction and real estate sectors. Addisu Hailegebriel focuses on commercial, civil, and labour cases, while Bruk Geremew's workload includes tax and employment law issues.

Practice head(s):

Dawit Kidane

Other key lawyers:


‘DABLO is a reliable law firm for litigation and contract work.’

‘DABLO is an experienced firm with good understanding of their area of specialization. The firm has a cross functional team and they are very collaborative and dynamic on how they handle their projects.’

‘The firm is knowledgeable, professional, candid and most importantly very understanding and patient with the client.’

‘Dawit Kidane is reliable, hands-on and very practical in his way. He has very good commercial acumen.’

‘Dawit Kidane has good work ethics and dedication to his work.’

‘Dawit Kidane has extensive experience in the legal sector and has a high level of commitment and dedication to excellence.’

‘I really appreciate the professionalism, availability and supportive nature of Dawit Kidane.’

Key clients

Heineken Breweries SC

Gesha Village Coffee Estate PLC

ALS Geochemistry (Global)

Gift Real Estate PLC

Green Professional Services PLC

AIRE Africa

Wejiz Engineering PLC

BDO – Ethiopia PLC

Mariestopes International (MSI) Ethiopia

EPPAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Work highlights

  • Handled due diligence proceedings for EPPAD Pharma relating to the acquisition of a pharmaceuticals company.
  • Advised Gift Real Estate PLC on negotiations and acquisitions of stakes in real estate ventures and the procurement of real estate land holdings.
  • Represented Heineken Breweries SC in arbitration relating to a commercial dispute with a supplier in Ethiopia.

DABLO Law Firm has extensive expertise in dispute, corporate and commercial law, trade and investment and civil societies law. Its reach extends across a diverse range of industries, including established sectors like manufacturing, real estate, construction, farming and agro-processing, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, alongside flourishing areas like fintech and information technology. This multi-sectoral strength allows DABLO to cater to a wide array of clients, from established multinational corporations to nimble tech start-ups.

The firm offers a comprehensive suite of legal services, encompassing everything from guiding businesses through the formation process to providing day-to-day legal counsel and navigating complex disputes. Its expertise extends to mergers and acquisitions and Tax law, ensuring smooth transitions for companies seeking growth opportunities. Additionally, DABLO possesses a deep understanding of intellectual property and investment law, safeguarding clients’ innovations and facilitating their ventures in Ethiopia. Notably, the firm’s recent focus on project finance, particularly evident in its work with Public-Private Partnerships, positions it to play a key role in the country’s infrastructure development.

Further amplifying its reach, DABLO Law Firm is a proud member of the Alliott Global Alliance (AGA), a prestigious international alliance of professional services firms. This membership helps the firm connect with a network of qualified legal professionals across nearly 100 countries, allowing DABLO to provide seamless cross-border legal support to clients with international operations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Principal Managing Partner Dawit Kidane dawit@dablolawfirm.com 251911259224
Deputy Managing Partner Addisu Hailegebriel addisu@dablolawfirm.com 251911256381
Deputy Managing Partner Bruk Geremew bruk@dablolawfirm.com 251911256382
Principal Associate Fitsum Sitoaw fitsum@dablolawfirm.com 251996009655
Photo Name Position Profile
Bruk Geremew photo Mr Bruk Geremew Managing Partner
Addisu Hailegebriel photo Mr Addisu Hailegebriel Managing Partner
Dawit  Kidane photo Mr Dawit Kidane Principal Managing Partner
Fitsum Sitotaw photo Mr Fitsum Sitotaw Principal Associate
Saron Temesgen photo Ms Saron Temesgen Associate and Office Manager
Photo Name Position Profile
Bereket Alemayehu  photo Mr Bereket Alemayehu Associate
Eyosias  Dessalegn photo Mr Eyosias Dessalegn Junior Associate
Amanuel  Mitiku photo Mr Amanuel Mitiku Associate
Managing Partners : 3
of counsel : 2
Senior Associates : 2
Associates : 2
Junior Associates : 3
Admin and Finance : 1
IT : 1
Supporting Staff : 2
Afan Oromo
Alliott Global Alliance (AGA)
Association of European Attorneys (AEA)
Ethiopian Federal Advocates Association (EFAA)

DABLO LAW FIRM is a member of Alliott Global Alliance, ranked as a Band 1 Law Firm Network by Chambers and Partners, and with 220 member firms operating from 300 offices in 95 countries. It is an alliance of independent, progressive, mid-market accounting, law and specialist firms. AGA member firms are rich with talented and highly experienced professionals who know their jurisdictions, practice areas, clients and alliance colleagues. The alliance’s reach extends deep into Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific.

We are delighted to be part of AGA as the alliance’s legal representative for Ethiopia. As we expand our service offering to offer additional legal services to existing and new clients, build important collaborative relationships, and offer our global AGA colleagues support with their own international client requirements.