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Dr. Taddese Lencho

Managing Partner

Tax | Investment | Corporate | Finance | Private Equity |M & A| Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring

Dr. Taddese is licensed to practice law at all levels of federal courts and has more than two decades of experience in the academia and private practice. He has advised, assisted and represented clients in corporate, investment, tax, M & A, private equity, and financing of investments and infrastructure developments in Ethiopia.


  • LL.B – Addis Ababa University, School of Law, with Great Distinction
  • LL.M – University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor (USA)
  • PhD – University of Alabama Law School, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Tuscaloosa (USA)
  • Published numerous peer-reviewed articles in national and international law journals and reviews.

Benyam Tafesse


Intellectual Property & Technology | Projects, Infrastructure and PPP | Employment & Immigration | Aviation

Benyam is a seasoned commercial lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience in private practice, academia and as in-house legal counsel. His areas of practice include intellectual property and technology, energy, infrastructure and PPP, employment & immigration and aviation law. Benyam is licensed to practice law before all levels of federal courts and he is also a licensed trademark agent.


  • LL.B (with distinction) Addis Ababa University
  • LL.M (cum laude) from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Certificate in Private International Law from The Hague Academy of International law

Tibebe Zewdu


Tax | Customs | Corporate and Investment | Competition | M&A | Criminal Law

Tibebe is a prominent corporate and tax lawyer with over 10 years of legal experience working in government and private practice. His practice at TBeST Law encompasses general corporate and commercial law, with a specialized expertise and focus in the law of taxation and customs. He also practices competition regulation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, general investment matters and criminal law.


  • LLB, Wollo University School of Law, with Very Great Distinction and a Gold Medal (2012)

  • LLM, Addis Ababa University, with Very Great Distinction (2017)

  • Certificate by the Ethiopian Customs Commission as Authorized Customs Laws Advisor

Sisay Habte Gemeda

Of counsel

Corporate and Commercial | Investment | M&A | Competition | Mining | Real Estate | NGO | Insurance

Sisay mainly advises on corporate and commercial matters including on mining, real estate and NGO sectors. She provides structural, regulatory and compliance based advice to our clients on matters of investment, mergers and acquisitions and competition.


  • LLB, University of Gondar, with Great Distinction (July 2012).

  • LLM, International Business Law, Central European University, (July 2015);

  • LLM, Comparative Law, Economics and Finance, International University College of Turin, with Great Distinction (July 2016).