The event, hosted by AGA law firm member Stallion Attorneys in Tanzania and Zanzibar was set up to facilitate the discussion of regional developments in law and to building awareness of the top challenges law firms are facing in Tanzania and other countries in Africa.

The theme this year was ‘The Need For Specialisation and Economic Empowerment For Lawyers’ and was in partnership with Tanganyika Law Society (TLS), the Bar association of Tanzania.

The conference was attended in person by a range of law firms and lawyers, and over 30 speakers presented including Stephen Gitonga from AGA's Kenyan law firm member Gitonga Mureithi & Company. Giles Brake, AGA's CEO gave a virtual overview of the alliance, explaining the benefits of AGA as a global service provider to independent medium sized law firms and updated all on the growing presence of AGA in Africa.

The conference program included presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics including law firm practice and management, women in the global legal profession, and the future of the profession. Issa Shivji, one of Africa's leading experts on law and development issues was guest speaker and also presided over LawCon's first Tanzania Legal Awards ceremony.

Mr. Shehzada Walli , Managing Partner at Stallion Attorneys commented

“These gatherings serve as an important forum for sharing ideas, building professional networks, reinforcing shared professional values, advocating for the rule of law in varied jurisdictions, and advancing the status of the legal profession in the African region.

“Following the discussions at this excellent 2nd event, we plan to prepare a brief report that we can submit to the Tanganyika Law Society, the Council For Legal Education, the Law School of Tanzania, the Ministry of Constitution and Legal Affairs and other Stakeholders to offer ideas for improvement and progression of our important profession. We look forward to welcoming delegates to our 2023 LawCon Conference.”

AGA's African alliance includes market-leading, independent law and accounting firms in Algeria, Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The alliance continues to explore further expansion into Africa through affiliation with the region's most ambitious, internationally focused and independently minded law and accounting firms. 

Further Reading:

First Africa Regional Conference takes place in Kenya
Alliott Global Alliance Sponsors LawCon Conference in Tanzania
Alliott Global Alliance Sponsors African Legal Awards 

About Alliott Global Alliance:

Founded in 1979, and with 215 member firms in 95 countries Alliott Global Alliance is an international alliance of independent, law, accounting, and specialist advisory firms, working across the world Together as One.

Each of our members share a common goal: to learn and share knowledge, resources, and opportunities to make the world smaller and their businesses stronger.

We work with a spirit of generosity and openness — so that together, we can continue to fulfil our ambitions, gain greater experience, and drive mutual success.

Alliott Global Alliance is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in specific countries in Africa, but also in Europe, China, the ASEAN region, Australasia, the Gulf Cooperation Council region, Central and South America and in North America. For information about membership, email membership@alliottglobal.com