MSI Global alliance admits four new member firms

MSI_bMSI Global Alliance, a leading international association of legal and accounting firms, is pleased to announce that it has added four new member firms to its international membership as of 1 January 2016.

MSI’s presence across Germany will be strengthened by the addition of multi-disciplinary firm Fürst & Partner GmbH with offices in Northern Bavaria (Nuremberg, Erlangen, Georgensgmünd, Rothenburg o.d.T) and Thuringia (Gera). Established in 1953, the firm’s 120 employee-strong team covers all aspects of tax consulting, financial auditing, legal advice and management consulting.

Further joining MSI is Bloomfield Law Practice, a full service law firm based in Lagos State, Nigeria. The firm, with a total of 12 staff, provides specialised legal advisory services to both local and multi-national clients across a wide range of practice areas including corporate, corporate Immigration, labour and employment law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, real estate & construction, intellectual property, energy & natural resources, shipping & aviation and taxation.

The addition of Florida based accountancy firm Mendez Rothbard Molieri & Co further expands MSI’s footprint in the USA. The firm, with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, provides tax, accounting and transaction services to large businesses and SME’s, high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs. The 24-employee firm has deep expertise in helping international clients structure their investments in U.S. based businesses and real estate.

Also joining MSI is Rahayu Partnership based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The law firm, with a strong background in shipping, admiralty and insurance law, provides a full spectrum of legal services including commercial dispute resolution, corporate and legal advisory, litigation, trademarks, mergers and acquisition to national and international clients.

Tim Wilson, chief executive of MSI Global Alliance, comments, “It is good to have a mix of legal, accounting and multidisciplinary firms joining MSI at the start of 2016. These new firms increase our presence in four key economic centres on four different continents and, as such, I know they will contribute greatly to MSI and gain from membership themselves. I look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

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IC Marais

Professional experience:

IC Marais is a certified CA (SA) with public sector and private sector technical knowledge based on 5 years’ Public Sector accounting, auditing and financial management experience and 5 years audit, tax and accounting experience. Detailed knowledge of private and public sector accounting and auditing standards (GRAP, IPSAS, IFRS, IAS, ISA) and public sector financial legislation (MFMA, etc.)

He enjoys the outdoors, hunting and fishing.


Professional experience:

In 1995, Schalk started as a trainee at Warner and Newton (which became Moores Rowland in 1997 and then Mazars Moores Rowland in 2007) in Bloemfontein. In 1998, Schalk was appointed as manager at Moores Rowland, where he became a partner in 2003. Schalk received his Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation in 2006 and in 2009 he received his Certificate in the Administration of Estates.


Professional experience:

Cedric started as a trainee at Warner and Newton (which became Moores Rowland in 1997 and Mazars Moores Rowland in 2007), Bloemfontein, in 1986. After completion of his articles, he joined the Special Investigations Division of the Department of Finance (SA Revenue Services) as a senior inspector from 1990 to 1991.


Professional experience:

Lucha started her career as a tax inspector at the Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand. After this she worked in commerce in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

On her return to South Africa, she completed her CA training contract with us and has been with Newtons ever since. She became a Partner in 2012.

Apart from her CA(SA) qualification she also holds a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Taxation (2005) and has the overall responsibility for training as our Training Officer.