Tisungane Makato


Tisungane has been admitted to practice as a lawyer in Malawi and as a solicitor in England and Wales.  He has a law degree from the University of Malawi. He holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and his research focused on the existence of Lex petrolea. He also holds an LL.M. in Energy Law and Policy with distinction, from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mining Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, where studied under a UK Chevening Scholarship. There, his research examined the international legal obligations of Malawi and Tanzania as they seek to resolve their boundary dispute in Lake Malawi.

Tisungane advises private entities and sovereign States on contentious and non-contentious public international law and international dispute resolution issues with a particular focus on energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Recent highlights of his practice include advising a sovereign State in a boundary dispute with its neighbour.

Prior to joining Volterra Fietta, Tisungane worked as a Senior State Advocate in the Chambers of the Attorney-General of Malawi where he handled domestic and international proceedings on behalf of the Government of Malawi in Malawian courts and international courts such as the Court of Justice for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa.

Direct dial: +44 (0)207 380 3532

Email: tisungane.makato@volterrafietta.com


LL.M., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

LL.M. in Energy Law and Policy (Distinction) (UK Chevening Scholar), University of Dundee, UK

LL.B. (Honours), University of Malawi


English, Chichewa

Bar admissions

Malawi, England and Wales