Hospitality & Leisure

  • Led by Mehrteab Leul and Getu Shiferaw, MLA’s Hospitality & Leisure Practice Group advises developers, owners, and operators of hotel, resort, and club properties, as well as private financial institutions on virtually all aspects of their involvement in the hospitality industry in Ethiopia.

  • Our multidisciplinary team brings corporate, real estate, and tax attorneys and professionals together who are industry-experienced in the development and financing of diverse forms of recreational property.

  • MLA has worked with clients on a variety of properties, including hotels and resorts. We understand contemporary business and legal issues unique to hospitality industry clients, and several of the largest hotel owners and operators in the world consistently look to MLA’s Hospitality & Leisure Practice Group for advice and counsel.

  • Some of the recent work MLA’s attorneys have worked on include:
    • Advising an international corporation in connection with its global reorganization affecting its subsidiary in Ethiopia;
    • Advising a leading international hospitality and leisure corporation in its deals with a local developer;
    • Advising an international hotels group on corporate restructuring issues in the Ethiopian jurisdiction;
    • Reviewing and advising on hotel management and technical service agreements involving an international hotels group from the US;
    • Advising an international hotels group from the US on intellectual property regime of Ethiopia and defending invalidation claim directed against the franchising of its trademarks in Ethiopia; and
    • Developing optimal legal strategies on transactions, agreements and deals in the hospitality and leisure sector.

  • For legal advice on all matters related to the hospitality and leisure in Ethiopia, please contact Mehrteab Leul & Associates, here for an appointment to speak with a member of the MLA Hospitality and Leisure Practice Group.