Ethio-Legal Service was established in March 2019 by Belay Tefera, a seasoned lawyer with an experience of more than 9 years in Ethiopian legal practice. Belay has an experience in providing local and foreign clients with high quality legal advice on Ethiopian law, including but not limited to employment, corporate and intellectual property matters. As such, Ethio-Legal Service provides client services tailored to meet their needs, including the provision of legal opinions on a wide range of legal matters, the incorporation of new companies, the processing of local approvals as well as litigation services in Ethiopia.

Services we Provide

Federal courts Litigations

• Property, Contract, Family, Secession, Trade and Insurance, Trade and investment, Affidavit

Intellectual Property Patent

Patent => Filing & amendment of patent and Utility model applications , Filing for compulsory licenses, Processing renewal and/or extension of registrations, Representation in infringement proceedings Copyright =>Filing application for registration and Renewal, Drafting and Processing registration of assignment of rights agreements, Representation on infringement proceedings Trademark => Filing trademark applications and renewal of registrations, Processing amendment of trademark registrations(e.g. change of name, address etc), Processing matters related to trademark Opposition

Employment and Labour

• Drafting and reviewing employment contracts, Representation in collective bargaining and drafting collective agreements, Drafting Work place manuals and Rules(Human Resource Manuals, Labour Litigation

Commercial and Corporate

• Drafting Memorandum and Articles of Association, Processing the authentication and filing of foreign legal documents, Registering foreign business entities ( commercial representative/ liaison offices, branch offices of foreign business organization, project offices etc), Processing commercial registration, investment permits, and business licenses, Drafting and processing different commercial transactions (share purchase agreement, franchise agreement, technology transfer agreements (TTA)), Legal Counseling on investment laws and regulations, trade competition laws and regulations and foreign exchange and other financial sector regulations

Civil Society Law

• Registration of foreign and local Civil Society Organizations, Legal Counseling on establishment, dissolution and regulatory matters relating to CSOs

Immigration Law and ministry of social and labour affairs

Facilitating work Visa, visa requirements and residence permits for expatriates.


• Legal counseling on tax matters (Incentives and duty-free privileges to foreign and domestic investors, Tax Obligation, obtaining tax clearance etc), Tax litigation before Tax Appeal Commission and Court

Processing administrative matters before government agencies including but not limited to

Ministry of trade and industries branches, Ethiopian Investment commission, Ministry of Revenues, Ethiopian Intellectual property office, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Customs Commission, Document Authentication and Registration Office, Agency for civil society organizations

Preparation and processing Authentication and registration of Different contracts( sale contracts, Lease contracts, Articles and memorandum of Associations, joint venture agreements and related contracts)


Processing the authentication and filing of foreign legal documents, Registering foreign business entities


በማንኛውም ፌደራል ፍርድ ቤቶች

• የንብረት ክርክሮች, የውል አለመፈፀም ክርክሮች, የቤተሰብ ክርክሮች, የውርስ ጉዳይ ክርክሮች, የንግድ እና ኢንሹራንስ ክርክሮች, ንግድ እና ኢንቬስትመንት ክርክሮች, ማንኛውም የቃለ-መሓላ አቤቱታዎች

አእምሮአዊ ንብረት ጉዳዮች ፓተንት

• የፓተንት ና የግልጋሎት ሞዴል ምዝገባና የምዝገባ እድሳት, የንግድ ምልክት ከምዝገባ በኋላ ያሉ ማንኛውንም ጉዳዮችን ማስጨረስ የቅጅ እና ተዛማጅ መብቶች, ምዝገባና የምዝገባ እድሳት, የመብት ማስተላለፍ ስምምነቶችን ማርቀቅና ስምምነቶችን ማስመዝገብ, የቅጂ መብት ጥሰት ሲያጋጥም በፍርድቤት ቀርቦ መፍትሔ ማሰጠት የንግድ ምልክት, የንግድ ምልክት ምዝገባ, የንግድ ምልክት እድሳት, የንግድ ምልክት ከምዝገባ ቡኻላ ያሉ ማንኛውንም የህግ ነክ ጉዳዮችን ማስጨረስ, የንግድ ምልክት ህገ-ወጥ ተግባሮችን በፍ/ቤት ተከራክሮ መፍትሔ ማሰጠት

የአሰሪና ሰራተኛ ጉዳዮች

• የአሰሪ እና ሰራተኛ የስራ ቅጥር ውሎችን ማዘጋጀት • የአሰሪ እና ሰራተኛ ክርክሮችን በፍ/ቤት የጥብቅና አገልግሎት መስጠት • የህብረት ስምምነት ማዘገጀት • የሰው ሀብት አስተዳደር ማኑዋሎችን ማዘጋጀት

የንግድ ድርጅቶችን እና የንግድ ማህበራትን በተመለከተ

• የውጭ እና የሀገር ውስጥ ድርጅቶች ምዝገባ ማስጨረስ, የድርጅቶችን መመስረቻ መተዳደሪያ ደንብ ህጉ በሚጠይቀው አግባብ ማዘጋጀት, በኢትዮጵያ ኢንቨስትመንት ቢሮ በኩል ፍቃድ በውክልና ማስጨረስ, የኢትዮጵያ ኢንቬስትመንት ቢሮ የሚሰጣቸውን አገልግሎቶች በህግ አግባብ የሚጠያቃቸውን መስፈርቶች እና ለውጦች የህግ ምክር መስጠት፡፡ ኢንቬስትመንት ፍቃድ ማውጣት

የሲቪል ማህበረሰብ ድርጅቶች በተመለከተ

• በኢትዮጵያ የሲቪል ማህበረሰብ በሀገር በቀል እና የውጭ NGO ቅርንጫፍ ፅ/ቤት ምዝገባ ሂደቶችን በውክልና ማስጨረስ, ማንኛውንም ከምስረታ እስከ ሚፈርስበት ሂደት ላይ እንዲሁም ሌሎች ማንኛውም ከሲቪል ማህበረሰብ ድርጅቶች ጋረ የተገናኙ ጉዳዬች ላይ የህግ ምክርና የጥብቅና አግልግሎት መስጠት

የኢምግሬሽን ህጎች እና የሰራተኛ እና ማህበራዊ ጉዳዮች

• ለውጭ ሀገር ዜጎች በኢትዮጵያ የስራ ፍቃድ ቪዛ እና የመኖሪያ ፍቃድ ህጉ በሚቅደው አግባብ ሂደቶችን ማስጨረ ስ • ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያ መታወቂያ ሂደቶችን አና እድሳት ማስጨረስ


• የታክስ ክርክሮችን የጥብቅና አገልግሎት መስጠት • በኢትዮጵያ የታክስ ህጎችን በተመለከተ ማንኛውንም የህግ ምክር መስጠት

ጉዳይ ማስፈፀም ማንኛውም አይነት ጉዳዮችን በሰነዶች እና ምዝገባ ውክልና ተቀብለን በሚከተሉት የመንግስት ተቋማት እናስፈፅማለን

• በኢትዮጵያ የንግድ እና ኢንዱስትሪ በሁሉም ቅርንጫፎች , በኢትዮጵያ ኢንቨስትምነት ኮሚሽን , በኢትዮጵያ አእምሮአዊ ንብረት ጥበቃ ፅ/ቤት , በሰራተኛ እና ማህበራዊ ጉዳይ ሚኒሰቴር , በኢትዮጵያ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር , በኢትዮጵያ የጉሙሩክ ባላስልጣን , በኢትዮጵያ ሰነዶች እና ምዝገባ ኤጀንሲ , በኢትዮጵያ የሲቪል ማህበረሰብ ኤጀንሲ

Filing trademark applications and renewal of registrations, Processing amendment of trademark registrations


Facilitating work Visa, visa requirements and residence permits for expatriates.


Legal counseling on tax matters (Incentives and duty-free privileges to foreign and domestic investors


Why Work With Us?


We provide quality legal service with astounding work ethics and professionalism.


We have cases which prove we provide what we preach.


We have experience on many legal departments most of them mentioned in the service section


We ask a very affordable and fair price for our services.

Organizations we work with

We processing administrative matters before government agencies including but not limited to

Meet The Team

Belay Tefera Zegeye, CEO

Belay Tefera Zegeye holds LLB degree with Distinction from Wolaita-Sodo University School of Law. He is a seasoned corporate lawyer with close to a decade experience in Ethiopian legal practice. Belay specializes in Employment, corporate and investment law and has been involved conducting due diligence, structuring transactions and developing human resource manuals, securing permits. He is also a licensed trademark agent and handling of trade name and trade mark registration issues are also part of his specialization.

Henok Teshome Shibru

Henok Teshome Shibru holds LLB degree with very Great Distinction from Addis Ababa University School of Law. Prior to joining Ethio-legal service he worked as In-house Attorney and program officer for a local CSO focusing on labor rights issues. He also worked as volunteer legal aid provider at AAU’s Legal aid center. At Ethio-Legal Service Henok works on Labour, CSO, Corporate and Intellectual property law Issues.

Temesgen Habte

Temesgen habte is a graduate of Law from wolaita sodo university and served at federal document authentication and registration agency as notary for three, years specially working on preparing different kinds of contract agreements and facilitating it from the beginning to the end at the agency for domestic and foreign clients.In addition facilitating issues at any governmental and non governmental organization .

Gabriella yehualashet

Gabirella Yehulashet is an Associate at Ethio Legal Service. She graduated from Addis Ababa University, School of Law with Great Distinction. Prior to joining Ethio Legal Service, she has worked at international organizations and law offices. She has vast experience working in the Civil Society Organization sector and has worked at various legal aid centers, all established to assist indigent clients in exercising their right to access to justice and ensuring that, this right is not compromised because of their financial standing. As an Associate at Ethio Legal Service, she works on labour, CSO, corporate and intellectual property issues. Moreover, she prepares legal memoranda, rendering legal advice and organizing due diligence reports.

Elshaday Getachew Alemayehu

Elshaday Getachew graduated from Addis Ababa University, School of Law, with Distinction. Elshaday has previously worked in human rights related work. She has engaged as a Paralegal rendering legal advice; drafting legal documents for indigents and mediating parties in dispute; working as a pro bono legal counselor giving free legal advice on any substantive question raised about Ethiopian laws, proclamations and regulations; and on procedural laws as to the appropriate venue for their claims, the right time for appeal, and wrote several legal documents such as contracts, affidavits and pleadings both at Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association and Addis Ababa University, School of Law, free legal aid service. She has participated, as an Event Organizer, in a campus-based volunteer program working on gender equality; The Yellow Movement Addis Ababa University. She has also worked as a Legal Consultant for a local organization working primarily on labor rights and contractual issues. At Ethio Legal Service, she is a Junior Associate. She is engaged, among others, in the registration and handling regulatory matters of Civil Society Organizations, legal counseling on any legal issue, preparing legal documents and handling other human rights related work.