Local, Global Law Firms Team Up for Strong Presence

Jul 13 , 2020

Webber Wentzel, a century and a half year old global law firm, has signed a bilateral agreement with local law firm Tadesse Kiros Law Office. The agreement enables the two firms to work jointly in Ethiopia. The agreement also puts in place best practice sharing and thought leadership, as well as creating opportunities for joint training and secondments. Webber Wentzel is attracted by Ethiopia following the recently relaxed business climate in the country, including the privatisation process, according to Robert Appelbaum, Webber Wentzel Ethiopia country partner. "We're seeing many more international and South African clients interested in investing in Ethiopia,” he said.



They say, "Where there is traffic, there is business." It reflects the colour of Addis Abeba roads and roundabouts. Around Bole, commonly known as the Ring Road, vendors serve tea and snacks underneath a bridge. Owing to these selling methods allow pedestrians and drivers to get the service they need while walking and driving. Despite that, such practice has become a frequent encounter in the heart of the city streets. The most common purpose of a ring road is to reduce traffic volumes in the ur...



Pedestrian walkways around Addis Abeba are growing smaller by the day, competing to gain a foothold in the public spaces. The city, which prides itself as Africa's political and diplomatic capital, becomes a showcase of contrast. Beauty and affluence wrestle destitution and poverty to claim space. Vendors have displayed their second-hand outfits, shoes and luggage for sale on a roundabout in front of the Ministry of Education, up at the Arat Kilo area...



Retired city buses were once converted to bakery outlets retailing bread supplied by ‘Sheger Bakery' during their twilight zone. The city administration had used Anbessa City buses as its retail shops before formal outlets replaced them. Sheger Bakery, touted as the largest bakery and flour factory with the potential of baking two million loaves of bread daily, was to cater for millions of people in Addis Abeba with a subsidized bread supply but failed to live up to expectations. The old city...