Sacranie, Gow and Company “SGOW” is a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Malawi.
Founded on 2nd April 1949, SGOW is one of Malawi’s oldest law firms. SGOW was founded as a full-service firm, and over the years has developed a niche in the corporate and commercial sectors representing corporate clients, and is fully committed to fully servicing the corporate clientele.
SGOW’s clientele includes multinational corporations, international financial institutions, both development financial institutions as well as private lenders,
international law firms, as well as local conglomerates.
LEX Africa member firm Sacranie Gow and Co, is a top-performing corporate and commercial law firm in Malawi.
This firm is well established as one of Malawi’s go-to groups for corporate and commercial work. The practice offers expert counsel in a range of matters, including banking and finance, and natural resources.
This highly rated team is regularly sought out by international law firms and multinational companies to advise on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. It has a strong track record in project and commodity finance as well as commercial litigation. The lawyers are also well versed with cross-border mandates. Market sources are quick to point out that the team provides an excellent service.
Frequently engaged by international firms, the team is noted for its experience representing clients from overseas. – Lex Africa
Sources describe Shabir Latif as a “very fine lawyer” who understands the intricacies of Malawian commercial law. Interviewees also appreciate his wealth of experience. He handles commercial mandates as well as corporate disputes. – Chambers
Sacranie, Gow & Co is a well-respected firm in Malawi, noted for its experienced corporate group. The firm’s expertise also extends to project and energy finance, banking, and commercial litigation matters. It advises a range of domestic and international clients. – Chambers, 2021
Shabir Latif impresses for his experience in contentious proceedings, as well as advising on non-contentious mandates including financing, commercial transactions, and projects. One source noted his “hard-working” approach and “well-rounded” service. – Chambers, 2021
LEX Africa is a legal alliance of leading law firms in Africa in over 20 countries and is Africa’s largest legal alliance. Each member is an independent law firm whose key specialist focus is on general corporate and commercial law as well as litigation and dispute resolution. Founded in 1993Read More
This firm is very well respected for its primary focus on banking, finance, corporate and commercial matters, most notably representing domestic and international corporations, banks, financial institutions and insurers. It is further recognised for its capability in project development and finance, as well as a wide array of commercial litigation.Read More
Shabir Latif is lead partner of the firm and a prominent senior commercial practitioner who is well regarded for his capability in banking and finance and commercial matters. He is also active in commercial litigation, as well as advising on project development issues.Read More