Managing Partner

Dawit Kidane

Dawit Kidane is founder and Principal Attorney at DALO. With over 10 years of legal experience in the private and public sectors of Ethiopia. Dawit graduated from the University of Gonder Law School. Dawit was a member of  University of Gonder Student Union and Law Student Association while he was in law school. Upon graduation, Dawit was hired as Federal First Instance Court A/Judge where he served for four years presiding over family, civil, labor, customs, tax and other benches during his tenure. He entered private practice as a founder of DALO in 2013. 

Dawit has extensive legal experience representing companies in different sectors including real estate, construction, farming, importing and exporting, hotel, mining, manufacturing, and entertainment sectors. Dawit has successfully tried dozens of cases to verdict as lead attorney and has argued before Ethiopia courts and Arbitration tribunals.

Dawit is licensed to practice at all federal courts of Ethiopia.

Areas of expertise

  Investment law
✓  Intellectual property
  Cooperate and commercial
  Construction and real estate
  Banking and finance
  Employment and immigration
  Inheritance and family law
  Dispute resolution