Membership of professional bodies

Ethiopian Lawyers Association(ELA)
Multilaw
Accounting Society of Ethiopia ( Associate)

Position

M. Director / First Grade Legal Consultant
Multilaw (affiliate)
Accounting Society of Ethiopia ( Associate)

Contact

Phone: (+251) 911 43 5044
Email: semmaw@gmail.com

Semaw Nigatu

LLB, LLM

Mr. Semaw Nigatu is a graduate of Law of Addis Ababa University, School of Law with LLB Degree in 2001 and a Masters of Laws Degree from the Central European University, Department of Legal Studies in the year 2007. Mr. Semaw was the best student of the semester from his class in the year 2001. He served in his profession both at the Public and Private sector with Commercial and Business related fields. Semaw has also ample experiences in academics, teaching at the prestigious Addis Ababa University and the Ethiopian Civil Service University in commercial law areas for several years along with practicing law. The academic background has provided depth insight into details of issues in practical legal application. Moreover, the experience as Head of Legal Services Department of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations ,Director of Share Company, Legal Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors together with diligent performance demonstrated in the Advocacy and Consultancy Jobs for Multinational Companies and Business Associations won him reputation in the Ethiopian legal market.

  • Merger and Acquisition,
  • Corporate and Company Law,
  • International Trade, Customs and Taxation law
  • Advocacy, Drafting, Negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR)
  • Contract Law
  • Central European University , LLM
  • Addis Ababa University , LLB
  • Multilaw Academy ,ChiangMai, Thailand , Certificate
  • Building A service Culture , Certificate
  • Construction Operations and Arbitration,Ethiopia-German Capacity Building Programme, Certificate
  • Fast Truck Series, The British Council,Influencing and Negotiation, Certificate

Ample experience in academics, teaching at the prestigious Addis Ababa University and the Ethiopian Civil Service University in commercial law areas for several years along with practicing law. The academic background has provided depth insight into details of issues in practical legal application. Moreover, the experience as Head of Legal Services Department of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectorial Associations together with diligent performance demonstrated in the Advocacy and Consultancy Jobs for Multinational Companies and Business Associations won him reputation in the Ethiopian legal market.

  • Human Rights Internship at the Family, Youth and Children Association (an NGO working in Budapest, Hungary), 2008.
  • Lecturer at Addis Ababa University, college of Commerce & the Ethiopian Civil Service College.
  • Member of Technical Committee established by the Ministry of Justice for the Revision of the Commercial Code of Ethiopia, 2008.
  • Participant of in a Technical Committee Established to prepare Ethiopia’s Accession to WTO, 2008.
  • Member of the national public–private forum established by the business community and the federal ethics and anti-corruption commission, 2010.
  • Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of Esdros Construction and Trade Share Company(current);
  • Review the proposed draft legislations of the Ethiopian Government and reflect the position of the Business Community on behalf of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and sectoral Associations both at the Executive and Legislative organ level;  the chamber has given me two certificates of appreciation for the jobs done on Trade Practice and Cosumer Protection law, Commercial Registration and Business Licensing Proclamation, Anti Terrorism Proclamation, The Customs Proclamation, The Cash Registration Law, Revision of the Income tax laws,etc

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