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FIKADU ASFAW LAW OFFICE K KARE BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR MOZAMBIQUE STREET, ADDIS ABABA, 150 M ON THE RAS MEKONEN STREET TO GUENET HOTEL ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Telephone: 00251115151290; 00251116551720 Cell Phone: 00251911623555; 00251958001090 Email: fikadu@ethiopianlaw.com Email: fikadulawoffice@gmail.com URL: http://www.ethiopianlaw.com PRACTICE AREAS:- Business Incorporation and Investment; Intellectual Property; Trade Marks; Patents; Copyright; Adoption; Immigration; Work Permit and Residence Permit; Taxation; Real Estate Matters; Banking and Insurance; Drafting and Negotiating of Contracts; Pre-Contract and Tendering Advice; Unfair Competition Cases; Dispute Resolution; Divorce and Separation; Child Support and Custody; Employment/Labour Relationships; Guardianships and Tutorship Cases; Bankruptcy and Debit Matters; Criminal Law/ Crimes; Tort (Extra Contractual Cases); Property Rights; Family Cases; Succession/ Inheritance; Estate Planning; Financial; Tax Planning; Preparation of Wills; Will Contests; Construction Law; Charities; All Kinds of Accidents and Injuries; Professional Fault Cases; Loss and Damage Cases; Other Legal Services That Can Be Done By Proxy; Change of Names; Issuance of Birth Certificates. FIRM PROFILE: Fikadu Asfaw Law Office is an Ethiopia law office providing advisory and litigation services to corporate and private clients in Ethiopia and throughout the world. Fikadu Law Office is licensed to practice throughout Ethiopia at all level of courts, including Federal First Instance Court, Federal High Court, Federal Supreme Court, Cassation Court and any other similar legal tribunals. Our motto is “prevention is better than cure”. Accordingly, Fikadu Asfaw Law Office provides a wide spectrum of consultancy services to help and protect our clients from unnecessary litigation. Some of our practice areas include Corporate and Business Practice, Investment, Litigation, Construction, Insurance, Property, Family Cases, Private Clients. Fikadu Asfaw Law Office is founded by attorney Fikadu Asfaw and is ready to serve with skilled and experienced Legal Professionals. For further information visit www.ethiopianlaw.com FIRM PROFESSIONALS FIKADU ASFAW DEMISSIE, born Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1978; admitted, 2004, Ethiopia. Education: Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 2000; LL.M., Private International Law and the Law of Business Organizations, 2008). Author of: “Legal Protection of Ethiopians Employed Abroad: With Especial Emphasis to Ethiopian Domestic Servants Employed in Arab Counties”; “Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information”; “Various legal articles at Ethiopian Law Blog”.

Work Experience: Assistant Judge, Federal First Instance Court, June 2000-October 2000. Legal Counselor and Attorney and Head, Legal Research and Advisory Division (Legal Service Department), Construction and Business Bank (CBB), November 2000May 2003. Legal Counselor and Attorney, Debt Recovery and Legal Claims Division (Legal Service Department) of the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation (EIC), May 2003October 2004. Instructor, Business Law (a law course designed for business practitioners including bankers, entrepreneurs, and managers), National College, November 2003-September 2004. Certified by the Ethiopian Banking and Insurance Institute on Basic Insurance Practices in Ethiopia. Membership: Ethiopian Lawyers Association; Ethiopian Law Graduates Alumni Association; Ethiopian Economic Professionals Association; African Child Policy Forum. Languages: English and Amharic. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SELAMU BEKELE. Education: Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 1967); Harvard University (LL.M., General Legal Studies, 1987). From 1967 to 1994, he was Professor of Law at Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law. He also practiced law as a Private Attorney and Consultant. Currently he is engaged in research and publication and works as part-time member of Fikadu Law Office sharing his legal expertise. ATO WONDEMAGEGN TADESSE. Education: Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 2000); University of Oslo, Faculty of Law (LL.M., Public International Law, 2007). Since his graduation from Addis Ababa University, he worked as Assistant Judge at the Federal High Court, lectured at the Commercial College of Addis Ababa University, the Faculty of Law (AAU) and various private colleges. After his master’s degree, he also worked as a legal expert on human rights for the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, he was also part of the legal team at the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX). Currently he is teaching law at Addis Ababa University and is also part of the staff at the newly established Institute of Human Rights, Addis Ababa University. He is a part-time member of Fikadu Law Office. ATO EYOEL SEIFE. Education: Haromaya University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 2007). Since his graduation, he has been teaching law at the various private colleges. Currently He is working as a Law Journalist for some private Medias and teaching law courses. Further he is working with Fikadu Law Office as a part-time member. LAW CLERKS W/T TSION HAILEMARIAM. Education: Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 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 in Fikadu Law Office as a fulltime Lawyers’ Assistant. W/T RUTH AFEWORK. Education: Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 2008). She worked as a law clerk for the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office.

Currently she is working in Fikadu Law Office as a fulltime law clerk and the Lawyers’ Assistant. W/T HAIMANOT AMARE: - Education: Mekele University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 2008). Currently she is working in Fikadu Law Office as a fulltime Law Clerk. W/T ATO BIRHANU HABTAMU: - Education: Haromaya University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 2007). He worked as a Judge’s Assistant at Amhara Regional Courts. Currently he is a fulltime Lawyer’s Assistant at Fikadu Law Office.


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