Aceris Law’s Ethiopia Arbitration Lawyers Desk is a dedicated team of lawyers at Aceris Law, a specialised international arbitration law firm, which accompanies clients involved in arbitrations concerning Ethiopia, i.e., where Ethiopian law applies, a contract is executed in Ethiopia, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Ethiopia, or the Ethiopian State or an Ethiopian State entity is involved.
Aceris Law’s Harvard, Oxford and Sorbonne trained lawyers are admitted to bars of Western Europe, Eastern Europe and North America and have significant prior experience dealing with commercial, construction and investment treaty arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, ICDR, VIAC and other arbitration rules, many of which have concerned Ethiopia and neighbouring States.
Our Ethiopia Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to domestic Ethiopian lawyers, who are involved depending on the specific needs of a given arbitration. This ensures that our clients obtain the best arbitration legal representation while also maintaining cost-effectiveness for arbitrations involving Ethiopia. We have the ability to meet clients directly in Addis Ababa and are always available to clients, regardless of their location, through videoconference.
Our Ethiopia Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Ethiopian jurisprudence and doctrine, while having access to offices in neighbouring States, although our home office is located in Geneva, Switzerland. We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving Ethiopia and Africa more generally. We have provided legal advice a Turkish investor in a dispute concerning Ethiopia and have represented a Kenyan company with a commercial dispute involving a construction project in Ethiopia. We have also represented a client in a construction ICC arbitration against a company from an African State, an African company in an ad hoc arbitration against a major company from Europe, have served as counsel for an African region in an international public law dispute, have participated in an arbitration against an African State regarding the modernization of its customs agency, have served as counsel in an investment arbitration dispute against an African country in the mining industry, have served as counsel in an investment arbitration dispute regarding the expropriation of land and have provided legal representation to an African client in a dispute with a mining company. We were also involved in a dispute regarding the telecommunications industry in a neighbouring State.
By having a dedicated team for arbitrations concerning Ethiopia, Aceris Law ensures that the arbitrations involving Ethiopia are handled efficiently, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills, which are important for a successful outcome of an international arbitration.
To learn more about Aceris’ Ethiopia Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.