Ralph Sauti Jr. LL.M, LL.B, BA

Leaders in Law endorses Ralph Sauti Jr. as our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Malawi. If you wish to get in touch with Ralph, please use the contact information provided above.

Managing Counsel

Ralph, has experience in the areas of Commerce both as an academician with Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences and as a private practice legal practitioner.  Very grounded in both theory and practice, he has over the years, provided services at various levels such as provision of drafting, legal advice and litigation to individuals as well as corporate clients in areas of Civil and Commercial law.

Sauti & Company

Who we are

We are an elite law firm with a team of qualified personnel which commenced on 1st September, 2015 under the sole management of Mr Ralph Sauti Jr, a licensed legal practitioner. Situated along Victoria Avenue in Delamere House (5th floor). Our Services include; advisory, negotiating and drafting commercial transactions, litigation and training   

Our Goal

To be a responsive, reliable, tailored and predictable legal partner to our clients thereby making them favorably carry out their core functions or compete on the market by offering diverse legal solutions that advance our clients’ goals

Our Value

We have expertise in civil and commercial law. We provide services in a manner that our clients are able to follow, with real time reporting. We have a specialized team assigned to handle needs of clients


To provide client-oriented legal services through creative and strategic solutions that are cost effective and executed with speed, efficacy and character


To be a preferred legal services provider that has a lasting impact on our clients’ social and economic goals both locally and internationally

Core Values


It is in our policy to prioritize the interests our clients when handling their cases. We demonstrate the highest ethical standards in delivering top-notch legal services while exercising transparency, dignity and total commitment regardless of the client’s economic or social status and background.


Our firm strives to provide exceptional services to our clients in the areas we have the legal expertise and are available. We use our experience not just to assure our client of success but also of the cost implications of our client’s instructions. We analyse issues and offer creative and strategic solutions that ultimately minimize cost of dispute resolution.


For our clients to value our excellence, we adhere to affective administrative measures including advanced information technology to make our client’s experience simple and satisfying. Our aim is to always be in close contact with our clients as we carry out their assignment. We use cutting-edge online practice management software that keeps our client in the know on every case at every given moment in the comfort of the client’s office or vicinity.  We work with our clients in whatever way and wherever is most convenient for them – face-face, over the phone or online video conferencing and emails

Team Work

At Sauti and Company, we believe in collaborative teamwork and we exercise caution in the recruitment and selection of our personnel, legal or otherwise, by ensuring that a clear path is developed for each person. By bringing together 
hardworking and highly ethical people and encouraging them to develop their talents, we deliver exceptional services for the benefit of our clients and of the firm as a whole. Being a growing firm, we pride ourselves in garnering a team which is not only competent in matters of law, but also a team that is able to understand management dynamics that influence decision making at various institutional
levels. With this, we help our clients obtain a better service on all fronts. We work with legal teams, and contact personnel who are able to follow our services almost in real time.


Being a client-oriented firm, we offer modest charges to our clients. We are able to work on budget-based litigation as evidenced in our minimum scale rates, flat rates and hourly rates. Our hourly rates are based on minimum wages as approved by Malawi Law Society. Without the expense and distractions of a traditional office environment, our costs to our client are nearly exact and reasonable through our transparent manner in which billing is done accumulatively within the full purview of our client as and when a service is being rendered. We use our client portal to help our clients follow progress of our billing in the court of carrying out our client’s assignment.We also emphasize in minimizing consultation costs through contact in media that is safe and time saving, for example video conferencing.


Chifundo Ngwira

Leaders in Law endorses Chifundo Ngwira as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Malawi. If you wish to get in touch with Chifundo please use the contact information provided above.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law

Managing Partner

Chifundo is a consultant in the corporate practice of the firm. He also heads the Practice Management Committee of the firm. Chifundo graduated from the University of Malawi in 1997 with a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree. He has 24 years of experience in corporate law. He has birthed companies through incorporation. He has advised companies throughout their growth in respect of corporate finance, share transfers, and regulatory compliance. He has extensive expertise in insolvency law and to this end, he has given many advisory opinions to shareholders, liquidators, directors, and other stakeholders during the insolvency process.

Chifundo has also lectured corporate law at the University of Malawi, the Polytechnic, Botswana Accountancy College, and Botswana Institute of Bankers. He also holds a certificate in Legal Drafting from the University of Cape Town which has enabled him to draft transactional and related documents on behalf of companies.

Firm Description:

Ritz Attorneys-at-Law (the Firm) 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 (i.e. corporate, individual and charities/INGOs), 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, (international) human rights law and business law.