Lawyer Profiles


Tadesse Kiros Law Office is the largest law firm in Ethiopia. Established in 1996 by Tadesse Kiros, former Deputy Chief Justice of Ethiopia, the firm is a leading legal service provider both in terms of organizational capability and coverage. Harnessing the expertise of excellent lawyers and several years of public and private sector experience, Tadesse Kiros Law Office is the local counsel of choice to many leading global law firms.

Services in the Arbitration Practice include serving as local counsel in connection with international commercial arbitrations, assisting in matters relating to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and representing clients in arbitration proceedings.

Tadesse Kiros Law Office’s experienced lawyers advise clients on contractual matters related to governing laws and enforcement of foreign judgments as well as contractual matters related to arbitration clauses.


Tadesse Kiros Law Office has represented clients in a number of cases including:

    • Under enforcement the firm has dealt with issues ranging from judicial and non-judicial foreclosure to issues of monetary and non-monetary default, acceleration to legal and contractual lien, priority of creditors to transfer, enforcement of foreign judgments and conflict of law issues.
    • Representing Petro Trans before the ICC, Geneva.

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