Selam Gebrehiwot

Date: 20 July 2020
Tags: Legal Team
Selam Gebrehiwot

Position Associate

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Selam joined MLA’s Employment practice team as an associate in 2019. Prior to joining our team, Selam has worked as an associate in a local law office rendering legal consultancy services on various areas of law. She has also worked at the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office and Mekelle University. 


  • LL.B, Mekelle University, School of law, Ethiopia (2013)
  • LL.M in tax and investment, Mekelle University, School of law, Ethiopia (2015)

Selected Experience

  • Assisted a regional bank on drafting country-level employment rules and individual employment agreements
  • Advised a non-profit organization on the employment of foreign and local employees and recruitment process;
  • Advised international companies on the appointment of commercial representative and managers as well as drafted appointment letters;
  • Assisted clients on various labor-related matters including drafting and reviewing employment agreements, appointment letters, and collective agreements; advising on working hours and overtime payment; preparing legal memo on procedures and requirements for obtaining work permits for foreign nationals working in Ethiopia; and
  • Conducted research on various legal issues