Simbisa means 'To Strengthen' and 'To Empower' in Shona, a local Zimbabwean language. We exist to strengthen and empower business owners with the legal knowledge and services you need to grow healthy and strong businesses.
Meet The TEAM
Rugare Gomo - Co-Founder and Legal Director
Rugare has practiced in a top law firm in Melbourne and was the General Counsel of a high performing international business, responsible for the negotiation of cross-border multimillion-dollar contracts. Along Rugare's journey of being a lawyer and entrepreneur, he noticed that traditional law firms were not supporting entrepreneurs. This inspired him to launch Simbisa Law.
Rugare is now the co-founder and legal director of Simbisa Law, a tech-driven commercial firm providing fixed-fee legal services to start-ups, SMEs and investors. In addition, Rugare is the Founder and a Director of the Gomo Foundation, an award-winning not-for- profit organisation which provides scholarships for young women in Africa to attend Secondary School and University.
Rugare is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria. He obtained degrees in Law and Arts (Honours) at Monash University.
In his spare time, you will often find him dancing to Beyonce.
Luke Galea - Co- Founder
Luke has a background as a business owner and founder. As Luke was setting up his businesses, he met with legal advisors who were not deeply interested in what he was up to but simply getting the work done and moving on. He had the experience that despite paying for experts, they did not have his best business interests at heart. This inspired him to join Rugare in building Simbisa Law.
GEMMA FREEMAN - LAWYER & TRUSTED ADVISOR
Gemma previously practiced law in a top-tier commercial firm, where she worked as part of a regulatory advisory team advising some of Australia’s largest public companies and financial institutions as well as government departments on compliance issues. She also has experience instructing on commercial disputes in the Federal Court.
Gemma has a BA in international studies and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne, graduating in the top 10% of her class. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Gemma sits on several committees and has previously assisted the chair of the Financial Services Law Reform Committee.
Gemma is passionate about making the law more affordable, accessible and understandable.
In her spare time, Gemma is passionate about eating ice cream, reading and yin yoga.
Simbisa Law exists so that entrepreneurs are empowered not only to create successful businesses but also businesses that make a difference and leave a legacy.
We are a technology driven firm. This means that we can provide the services you need from anywhere in the world and you will still have the experience of being personally taken care of.
You join our ecosystem – a network of our trusted partners that become your partners for your business.
We nurture you. Our best interest lies ultimately with what you want from your business.
We give you certainty with your business costs: fixed fees through it all.
Our difference: We want YOU to win.
A law firm that is all about you.
At Simbisa Law, your business is our business.
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