AGA is one of the largest professional services alliances in Africa with law and accounting firm coverage in 17 countries.

Muvingi & Mugadza have seconded their Junior Associate Simbarashe Mariwande to SST Attorneys for a two-week program which commenced on 29th January. A formalised staff exchange program is one of several resources set up by AGA to support members’ internal recruitment and retention programs.

Simbarsahe joined the corporate law department at Muvingi & Mugadza in 2022 after studying for his law degree at Wits University, South Africa. During his time at SST Attorneys Simbarashe will be working with the commercial law and M&A teams and will be mentored by Managing Director Louis Stroebel.

AGA internships provide many benefits to a secondee, including offering an understanding and appreciation of a different country’s legal and accounting cultures, services, and professional ethics. It also facilitates knowledge sharing which can enhance the capabilities of both firms taking part in the exchange, building those important connections that can ultimately lead to future partnerships and business opportunities and referrals.

Nobert Phiri, Partner at Muvingi & Mugadza comments:

“As a member of AGA with a presence in almost 100 countries, we wanted to pioneer a project that gives true testament to the statement “Together as One” and as a client-oriented firm that values continuous professional development, it is important for us to empower and equip our young professionals with diverse knowledge and skills to better serve our clients.
“We hope after his experience with SST Attorneys, Simbarashe will bring back a wealth of experience that will help us to improve our service offering.”

More details about Simbarashe’s time in South Africa will be published after the conclusion of the staff exchange program.

As well as providing support with internships, AGA has a growing number of additional resources and events to support members’ recruitment and retention programs. Members are encouraged to lever these resources to nurture their talent and to connect them to their peers in other cities and countries across the world.  These can be found in the members' area of AGA's website under HR toolkit. For assistance or for more information, please contact Sophia Rook-Blackstone.

About Alliott Global Alliance:

Founded in 1979, and with 220 firms operating out of 300 offices 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, 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.