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Changes are coming to the Ethiopia Investment Code. Are you ready?
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Key information for entrepreneurs and investors on the coming changes to the Ethiopia Investment Code.

When: Tuesday, October 22nd 2019
From 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: RENEW Strategies Office - Galani / Maplaco compound and park
Addis Ababa, Galani / Maplaco compound and park 
Contact: Antony Maina
+254 791 089 509

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A massive Investment Code change should be ratified soon in Ethiopia. Please join us on the eve of the Social Enterprise World Forum in Ethiopia as we have a panel discussion on the coming changes.

Who’s this session for? Both entrepreneurs and investors

What are some of the key questions that will be responded to?

  • What are the major changes to the Investment Code?
  • What should foreign impact investors know?
  • What should foreign domestic investors know?
  • What should local companies and social entrepreneurs know?
  • What are the pros and cons of the new proposed law?
  • What can we expect from African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)?


3 pm – 5 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A

5 pm – 7 pm: Networking Happy Hour


Mesfin Tafesse – Founder and Principal Attorney Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Mesfin Tafesse is the founder and Principal Attorney of MTA. He has over 25 years of legal experience in the private, public, and civil society sectors in Ethiopia. Mr. Mesfin is a top-rated attorney with substantial experience representing multinational investors in sectors including power and energy, banking and finance, M&A, oil and gas and infrastructure. Mesfin is recognized by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and ILFR as Band I legal service provider in Ethiopia.


Tsegamlak Solomon – RENEW’s Ethiopia Legal Counsel

 Tsegamlak is Legal Counsel for Ethiopia at RENEW. He is responsible for satisfying all the legal needs of RENEW and RENEW’s investment activities. Prior to joining RENEW, Tsegamlak served as a Junior Associate at Mehrteab Leul and Associates Law Office (MLA) (a member of DLA Piper Africa Group). During his one-year tenure at MLA, he advised different local as well as international investors on Ethiopian law (corporate and tax law more specifically). He also helped in the incorporation of different companies, commercial representative offices and project offices.

Tsegamlak graduated from Addis Ababa University, School of Law with great distinction in July 2016. He graduated as one of the top three outstanding students of his class.



Matthew Davis, CFA – RENEW’s Partner and CEO

Matt has extensive experience working with U.S. and African government leaders and facilitating international business investments. He has traveled and lived in Africa and Latin America. As a management consultant he has advised large U.S. corporations, U.S. government leaders, African governments and African businesses. He specializes in strategic planning, and designing and implementing international investment strategies. Prior to founding RENEW LLC, Matt worked as a principal consultant at the Touchstone Consulting Group, a strategy and management consulting firm for the U.S. government. He has advised executives and government leaders on strategies for environmental sustainability, international development, health policy, information technology, and finance.

Matt is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Matt has an undergraduate degree in physics and a master’s of science in physics and business.

Event location: Search for RENEW Investment Advisers PLC on Google Maps. RENEW is above Galani Cafe in Jacros. Not familiar with Addis? Tell your driver we are behind Robera Coffee in Jacros. Turn by the Burger Wagon and enter the Galani compound. Lost? Call Teddy at +251 91 158 6747 and he can direct you in English or Amharic.




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