Dawit and Associates Law Office (DALO)

Dawit kidane Tefera

Founder and Principal Attorney

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
  Taxation
  Construction and real estate
  Banking and finance
  Employment and immigration
  Inheritance and family law
  Dispute resolution

Contact

Email address: dawit@ethiolawyers.com
Phone: +251 911 25 92 24

Addisu Hailegbrieal Worku

Co-Founder and Principal Attorney

Addisu is Co-Founder & Principal Attorney of DALO. He has over 10 years of legal experience in the private and public sectors of Ethiopia. He has worked as a judge at the Federal First Instance Court of Ethiopia for four years. He presided on family, civil, labor, tax and customs, and other benches in his tenure as a judge. In private practice, Addisu is an experienced attorney representing companies in sectors including real estate and construction, farming, coffee growing and exporting, hotel and entertainment sectors.

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

Areas of expertise

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

Contact

Email address: Addisu@ethiolawyers.com
Phone: +251 911 25 63 81

Bruk Geremew Gilagiorgis

Senior Partner

Bruk is a senior Partner at DALO. He graduated from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of law. Bruk worked as a legal advisor for Addis Ababa City Administration focusing on labor law for the first 3 years of his legal career. He then moved on to private practice and advised private organizations on a wide variety of legal and business issues including:

  Processed investment license for various clients.
✓  Gave advice on tax, employment, and business law for various clients.
  Represented various clients at Civil and Commercial bench of Federal Courts.
  Represented clients at African Union administrative tribunal.
✓  Prepare legal due diligence reports on behalf of companies seeking to acquire existing companies in Ethiopia or entering into a legal transaction with companies in Ethiopia.

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

Areas of expertise

  Investment, company registration and licensing.
✓  Civil and charities organization registration.
  Legal due diligence.
  Tax law advise
  Inheritance and Family law
  Arbitration and litigation

Contact

Email address: Bruk@ethiolawyers.com
Phone: +251 911 25 63 82

Bizuayhu Dendir Tamari

Senior Associate

Bizuayhu Dendir Tamari is a Junior Attorney at DALO. She has over three years of legal experience in private and public sectors of Ethiopia. She has worked as a paralegal and assistant for DALO.cDuring those times she has worked on both civil and criminal matters of law in preparing files for issue of court proceeding, preparing legal documents (i.e. deeds, contracts) for execution by relevant parties and has developed skills on areas of property titles and other documentations associated with property law and have assisted in representation of clients represented by the office.

Bizuayhu is licensed to practice at all Federal First Instance Courts in Ethiopia.

Areas of expertise

  Labor law
✓  Inheritance and Family law
  Intellectual property
  Cooperate and commercial
  Construction and real estate
  Property law

Contact

Email address: bizuayhu@ethiolawyers.com

Abigiya bekele

Associate

Abigiya Bekele is a legal associate at Dawit and Associates law office. She has the knowledge and legal awareness of the public and private laws of the country. She has worked in Fikadu Asfaw and associate law office as a paralegal assistant in the past years. This has helped her to be more helpful and vigilant for clients and understand the areas of assistance they need. The following are some of the areas of expertise she has.

Areas of expertise

  Preparing draft pleadings
✓  Preparing of notice
  Preparing of statement of defense
  Due Diligence