Lusungu Gondwe

Lusungu Gondwe is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Malawi on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Lusungu directly using the contact details listed above.

Lusungu founded our Firm in 2013. He is the Managing Partner. Generally he focuses on corporate and commercial law. In particular, he is renowned for his banking, finance and fintech experience.

His main areas of interest are project finance, infrastructure finance, securities listings and general trading, corporate finance, investment financing, foreign direct investments and all manner of development financing. His advice areas include but are not limited to drafting commercial contracts and associated instruments, litigation, mediation, arbitration, regulatory compliance and general consultancy services in banking, finance and fintech. His clients include leading banks and corporates, start-ups, investors, insurers, money remitters, and credit providers.

As banking, finance and fintech continues to evolve at an unprecedented speed, there are not only a host of opportunities but also risks in the field. To fully exploit these opportunities and proactively and effectively manage these risks, Lusungu regularly partners with specialists across our Firm to deliver best quality service.

Lusungu graduated from University of Malawi in 2008. He earned admission to practice in Malawi the same year. He has the right to practice in the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, the High Court of Malawi and all Courts subordinate thereto. He subsequently attended Harvard Law School – Executive Education program for Accelerated Leadership Program. He arbitration qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Firm Overview:

Ritz Attorneys-at-Law is a leading law firm in Malawi with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers specialising in various service sectors and practice areas. Since 2013, the Firm has rapidly grown into the largest law firm in Malawi by headcount with a combined practice experience of individual lawyers spanning over 40 years.

We are thought leaders in key aspects of local and international business, including, but not limited to, corporate and commercial law, domestic and international taxation, transfer pricing, BEPS and taxation of MNOs, customs and excise tax and procedure, tax dispute resolution, tax advisory and planning, tax treaties and international taxation, banking, finance and fintech, insurance, labour and pensions, contracts, international trade law, IT and communications law, human rights law and business law.

Bruno Paul Matumbi

Bruno Paul Matumbi is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Malawi on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bruno directly using the contact details listed above.

Malawi, a landlocked country in south-eastern Africa, is defined by its topography of highlands split by the Great Rift Valley and enormous Lake Malawi. The lake’s southern end falls within Lake Malawi National Park – sheltering diverse wildlife from colourful fish to baboons – and its clear waters are popular for diving and boating. Peninsular Cape Maclear is known for its beach resorts.

Bruno is a partner and founder of Excellence Law Partners. He focuses on litigation and advisory services in the areas of Corporate Secretarial / Compliance, case strategy development, family and criminal law. A cum laude LL M graduate of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and LLB University of Malawi Chancellor College, Bruno began his career as a Senior State Advocate in the public service, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs under the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers.

Bruno later joined the Anti-Corruption Bureau where he continued to successfully conduct criminal prosecutions. Now with his own private practice, he has conducted hundreds of successful civil and criminal cases, leaving his clients with highly favourable outcomes. Over the last 3 years, Bruno has assisted various companies in successful collections in the excess of $2.3million. In corporate secretarial, he has successfully assisted both private and public companies in board of directors’ matters, corporate setup, compliance, litigation-proofing, share and stock transactions etc.

Bruno has developed a significant understanding of Family Law and in particular child rights issues. In Malawi, the age limit for a child was adjusted by the High Court of Malawi from 16 years to 18 years, thanks to the ardent litigation of Bruno in the important Child Age Limit Case. Owing to the vital change in the law, the bracket of vulnerable children protected by the Constitution from all sorts of abuse was increased! Matumbi is a member of the Board of Directors of Eye of the Child, a non-governmental organisation which focusses on the protection of child rights.

Krishna Savjani OBE SC

Krishna Savjani OBE SC, Barrister-at-Law (England), Senior Counsel (SC)(Malawi), the Honorary British Consul is the firm’s Sole Equity Partner. Mr Savjani was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

According to Chambers Global, who have interviewed parties in Malawi and elsewhere Krishna Savjani has been described as “equally at home in the boardroom and the courtroom”. Clients admire his combination of local understanding and international experience and praise his “ability to plan ahead”. Mr Savjani has also been described as “superb” and “clever”. He is widely assessed by the market as “the country’s leading commercial and banking lawyer”. He is sought out for the most complex matters and praised for the speed and depth of his advice: “He is an astute man, methodical and a deep thinker”. Corporate investors appreciate his discreet approach and in-depth knowledge of the Malawian market.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Barrister-at-law (Gray’s Inn)

Career Summary:

  • 1977 – to date Sole Equity Partner at Savjani & Co.


  • Order of the British Empire (OBE) awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Senior Counsel – appointment made by the President of Malawi
  • Honorary British Consul since 1998
  • Honorary legal advisor to the British High Commission
  • Listed as Malawi’s leading lawyer in Chamber’s Global and as the only lawyer in Band 1.
  • A member of the four person Advisory Committee (comprising the Chief Justice, the Attorney General, the President of the Malawi Law Society and Mr. Savjani) on the appointment of Senior Counsel
  • Chairman of the Malawi Stock Exchange from 2000 to 2010
  • Chairman of the Giants Group of Malawi
  • Chairman of the Board of Governors of South End Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Trustee of the Friends of Sick Children
  • Chairman of Ameca Healthcare Trust


Savjani & Co. is one of the largest leading law firms in Malawi. The firm is regularly listed as Malawi’s leading law firm by Chambers Global as the Tier 1 law firm in Malawi – the only firm to be so rated. The firm was established in 1977 by Mr. Krishna Savjani OBE SC. Based in Blantyre, the country’s commercial capital, the firm offers extensive insight into the opportunities and intricacies of Malawi’s economic and legal environments.

Savjani & Co. is recognized both for its depth of knowledge of the Malawian market and its international experience and skill level. The firm has an outstanding reputation amongst national and international corporations. Its client base includes major agricultural, banking, bottling, brewing, broadcasting, freight forwarding, insurance, mining, telecommunications, and petroleum, railway, sugar, tea and tobacco companies.


Savjani & Co. seeks to provide top quality focussed and consistent advice and seeks to respond with agility. It is committed to continuous improvement of performance and services. Its lawyers strive for excellence at all times and value teamwork.

It is a full service law firm. The legal profession in Malawi is fused and hence Savajni & Co. provides both advisory and advocacy services. The combination of our expertise and commitment has attracted an extensive international and local client base.


Krishna Savjani, the firm’s Managing Director, is currently the Honorary British Consul in Blantyre, the Honorary Legal Adviser to the British High Commission and was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Chambers Global recognize Mr. Savjani as having an remarkable reputation for his finance and commercial work, litigation practice and syndicated loans practice. Mr. Savjani’s peers said in 2016 Chambers Global: “He has a lot of experience, and there is hardly a transaction that would be new to him. Coupled with the discipline and drive to deliver on deadline, that makes him an outstanding leading lawyer.”

Other lawyers who are well commended for their expertise in the firm are Davis Njobvu and Duncan Singano.