About FALO

Who We Are and Our Vision

Why Choose FALO?

WE Take the lead

We take your interest and consult you on legal frameworks and jurisdictions both in Ethiopia and Globally

Proffesional experts

Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for our clients are the three core pillars of our law office's ethos

local legal framework

As an established Legal Firm, we have been operational for the past 10 years that makes on an expert on local legislation

Who We Are and Our Vision

Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office (FALO) is an Ethiopian Law firm Founded in 2003. Thanks to our client-oriented philosophy our law office has established a system of excellent legal service and reputation in the Ethiopian legal industry. Always our law office takes genuine interest in our clients’ legal matters, understand their objectives, and achieve results that exceed their expectation through establishing a reliable legal partnership; van guarding their best interests while adding maximum value to their business growth and development.

Integrity, Professionalism and Respect are the three core pillars of our law office’s ethos, which allow us to always work towards achieving the highest quality of legal services possible; creating maximum accessibility, highest efficiency, timely responsiveness and being technologically reachable.

Towards this our law office has created result-oriented legal teams through a strategy of quality and creativity, in dealing both with individuals and companies, allowing our law office to serve as a primary resource and partner in all aspects of our clients’ businesses; creating a network of innovative legal solutions, excellent legal representation and dedication to quality customer service. Due to this and our holistic approach, our Law Office has managed to cultivate such strong relationships in handling the full range of legal duties for our clients.

How can we help?

Why You Choose Our Law Office?

Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office (FALO) differentiate itself from other Ethiopian law firms through several core concepts that combine to form its unique identity.

Intensive and Extensive Coverage of Service: – Our law office’s distinguished legal practice in the area of Corporate and Business Organization, Intellectual Property, Immigration, Tax, Merger and Acquisitions, Labour and Employment, Insurance, Infrastructure and Commodities, Mining, Minerals, Natural Resources and Energy, Competition, Tort /Extra Contractual, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Inheritance and Family Law, Criminal Cases and Defense, Non-profit and Association (CSO / NGO) and Due Diligence, since 2003, places the firm in a unique position to provide a full-fledged and reliable legal services on Business and Corporate Practice from the outset of Incorporation up to Dissolution.

Commitment to Technical Quality and Service Quality: – Our legal team is composed of competent, hard-working and focused lawyers who are loyally working in an accountable manner towards the best interest of their clients. The firms’ efficient use of technology gives it maximum accessibility, highest efficiency and well-timed responsive communication.

Wide Geographical Coverage:- Fikadu Asfaw and Associates has a wider geographical capacity that other law offices simply cannot provide. The firm provides nationwide legal services thanks to its team of multilingual lawyers and wide network of associates and partners.

Use of Specialists: In exceptional cases, when the firm is convinced beyond doubt that a particular case justifies it in order to protect the best interest of its client, Fikadu Asfaw and Associates engages the expertise of specialists, who work together with the firm’s own experts to engineer the most practical solution.

Straightforward and Transparent Fee Structure: – The firm’s clear-cut and transparent fee structure, which doesn’t leave any space for hidden costs and payments, makes it a straightforward and uncomplicated option to work with.

If you would like to get legal support please contact us or email us.

Our Professionals

Founder and Senior Partner

Mr. Fikadu Asfaw

Mr. Fikadu Asfaw Demissie is the founder and senior partner of the firm. He has been practicing law since 2000. He has got considerable experience and expertise in various areas of the law.

Education:

  • Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), in 2000;
  • Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, master’s degree in Private International Law and the Law of Business Organizations (LLM), in 2008.

Past Employment Positions:

    • Assistant Judge at the Federal First Instance Court;
      Legal Counselor and Attorney & Head of the Legal Research and Advisory Division (Legal Service Department) at the Construction and Business Bank (CBB);
    • Legal Counselor and Attorney at the Debt Recovery and Legal Claims Division (Legal Service Department) of the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation (EIC);
    • Instructor for the course of Law of Business Law (a law course designed for business practitioners including bankers, entrepreneurs, and managers) at the National College.

Professional Associations and Membership:

  • Ethiopian Lawyers Association,
  • Ethiopian Law Graduates Alumni Association,
  • Ethiopian Economic Professionals Association, and
  • African Child Policy Forum
Senior Partner

Mrs. Yodit Gurji

Mrs. Yodit Gurji is senior partner at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office. She has been practicing law since 2003. She has got considerable experience and expertise in various areas of the law.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in June 2003
  • Postgraduate Certificate from Ethiopian Justice Professionals Training Centre, (2004-2006)

Past Employment Positions:

    • Assistant Judge at the Federal High Court,
    • Judge at the Federal First Instance Court,

Professional Associations and Membership:

  • Ethiopian Lawyers Association,
  • Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association
Partner

Mr. Wondemagegne Tadesse

Mr. Wondemagegne Tadesse is a partner at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office. He has been practicing law since 2003. He has got considerable experience and expertise in various areas of the law.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in June 2000
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Public International Law in 2007 from the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.

Past Employment Positions:

    • Assistant Judge at the Federal High Court,
    • Legal expert on human rights at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Member of a legal team at the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX)
    • Lecturer at the Commercial College of Addis Ababa University
    • Lecturer at Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law
    • Professional Associations and Membership
    • Ethiopian Lawyers Association,
    • Ethiopian Law Graduates Alumni Association,

Professional Associations and Membership:

  • Ethiopian Lawyers Association,
  • Ethiopian Law Graduates Alumni Association,
Partner

Mr. Tarekegn Molla

Mr. Tarekegn Molla is a partner at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office. He has been practicing law since 2000. He has got considerable experience and expertise in various areas of the law.

Education:

  • Diploma from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in June 1999.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from St. Marry University College

Past Employment Positions:

    • Addis Ababa City Government an advocate
    • House of Federation as a Registrar
    • Ministry of Justice as Public Prosecutor Grade IV
    • Ministry of Finance as an Advocate

Professional Associations and Membership:

  • Ethiopian Lawyers Association,
Associate

Mr. Tabor Shiferaw

Mr. Tabor Shiferaw obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Unity University, Faculty of Law, in June 2009. He used to work for Awash Bank and Ethiopian Insurance Corporation (EIC). Currently he is working as an associate at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

Associate

Mr. Amalay Tsegaye

Mr. Amalay Tsegaye obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Haromaya University, Faculty of Law, in June 2008. He worked as a public prosecutor, company advocate and Judge in the Amhara Regional Courts. Currently he is working as an associate at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.
Partner

Mr. Wondwosen Yilma

Mr Wondwosen Yilma Menkir obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Unity University, Faculty of Law, in June 2009. He used to work for Special Public Prosecutor Office of Ethiopia and Ethiopian Insurance Corporation (EIC). Since 2011 he started practicing law and currently he is working as an associate at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

Mr. Eyoel Seife

Mr. Eyoel Seife obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Haromaya University, Faculty of Law, in June 2007. Since his graduation, he has been teaching law at the various private colleges and as a Law Journalist for private Medias. Further he is working with Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

Mrs. Tsion Hailemariam

Mrs. Tsion Hailemariam obtained her Bachelor of Laws LLB), from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in July 2008. She worked as a law clerk for the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office, a Private Practitioner and as an assistant for a law professor at the Addis Ababa University. Currently She is working with Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

Mrs. Ruth Afework

Mrs. Ruth Afework obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in July 2008. She worked as a law clerk for the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office, and as an assistant for a law professor at the Addis Ababa University. Currently She is working with Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

Mrs. Haimanot Amare

Haimanot Amare obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Mekele University, Faculty of Law in June 2008. Currently she is working with Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

Mrs. Maedot Kassahun

Mrs. Maedot Kassahun obtained her Bachelor of Laws LLB), from Mekelle University, Faculty of Law, in July 2011. Currently She is working at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office as Lawyers’ Assistant (Law Clerk).

Mrs. Menen Berhanu

Menen Berhanu Mekuria obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Jimma University, Faculty of Law, in July 2012. She worked as a Law Clerk at the Federal Court. Currently She is working at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office as Lawyers’ Assistant (Law Clerk).

Mr. Neway Mulugeta Nega

Ato Neway Mulugeta Nega obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Jigjiga University, Faculty of Law. Currently he is working at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office as Lawyers’ Assistant (Law Clerk).