Category Archives: International Law

Amendment of the Migration Policy and Visa Regulation

By | June 16, 2011

The current situation The lists of third countries whose nationals should be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement have been amended on several occasions.  When introducing or lifting a visa obligation for a third country the current procedure can take several years.  It has become… Read More »

Late Payments in Commercial Transactions

By | June 8, 2011

Introduction During the ongoing crisis, the private and public sectors are under attack, often unable to react to the destructive power of evolution.  Trade transactions are hit by uncertainty due to the ongoing liquidity constraints.

The Bolar Provision – An Incentive for Investment and Innovation?

By | January 24, 2011

The Bolar Provision typically defines circumstances in which the proprietors of a patent are precluded from preventing third parties from performing acts which are otherwise protected by patent law. The Bolar provision originated in the United States, by virtue of the judgment Roche Products v Bolar Pharmaceuticals[1]. This judgement had limited the scope of the ‘experimental use exemption’… Read More »

Mining in Ethiopia: Mining Law in Perspective

By | September 22, 2010

Mining is one of the best areas of investment in Ethiopia.  If you wonder to know the legal requirements of mining investment in Ethiopia here are the details. According to the information released by the Ethiopian Investment authority, Ethiopia offers excellent opportunities for mineral prospecting and development. There is favorable geological environment hosting a wide variety of mineral… Read More »

How To Get a Work Permit in Ethiopia

By | September 22, 2010

Travel and Visas in Ethiopia Are you planning to come to Ethiopia for work? Do you want to know how you can get a work permit here in Ethiopian? Here is significant information in this regard. Enjoy reading it. Except some security issues, which are common for any country, there are no travel restrictions in Ethiopia. Except on… Read More »

Foreign Capital Registration in Ethiopia

By | September 22, 2010

Procedures and conditions Do you know the procedures and conditions for foreign capital registration in Ethiopia? According to Article 11.5 of the investment proclamation No 280/2002, all foreign investments recognized and registered by the National bank of Ethiopia at the initial stage of the investment, including investments made through a concessionary or a partnership agreement with the government… Read More »