Lolan Sagoe-Moses

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East) LLP

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T:+971 4 369 6368
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T:+971 4 369 6368
Lolan Sagoe-Moses

Lolan Sagoe-Moses

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Biography

Lolan is a dispute resolution and investigations lawyer based in Dubai. He joined our Dubai office after completing his training contract in London, and has experience in litigation, arbitration, regulatory compliance, and investigations, primarily relating to fraud, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, money laundering, as well as business and human rights.

Lolan has worked on disputes, investigations, and regulatory compliance matters for clients in the financial services, healthcare, extractives, and manufacturing sectors. He has conducted on-the-ground interviews in Francophone North Africa, and advised on compliance with regulatory requirements in several West African nations. He frequently advises on investigations and compliance matters relating to American and Middle Eastern criminal and regulatory agencies.  

Lolan has a deep knowledge of politics in West Africa. His writing on corruption in Ghana has been featured in the New York Times. He is also a passionate campaigner for transparency and human rights, and was the lead applicant in the landmark case Lolan Sagoe-Moses & Six Others v. Minister of Transport & Attorney-General, which affirmed the right to information in Ghana. This case was recently included in Columbia University's Global Freedom of Expression project as well as in the UN Human Rights Council's 2017 National Report on Ghana.


Professional experience

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BA, Political and Social Thought (Honours) & African Studies – University of Virginia.

LLB, Law – University of Leeds

  • Solicitor qualified in England & Wales 2019

Advised:

on a two-year-long internal investigation into alleged fraud and embezzlement amounting to over US$1m by the Middle East distributor of a US-headquartered pharmaceutical company, including related compliance issues which are the subject of a US DOJ inquiry, and on the company's remedial measures

an international hotelier on a multi-million dollar dispute arising out of a hotel management agreement with the hotel's owner (DIFC-LCIA, DIFC seat, English Law)

a fund management platform and its CEO on an investigation by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) into unauthorised trading

a global derivatives exchange on its application for Remote Body status in one of the UAE's financial free zones

a governmental authority in the Middle East on a money-laundering investigation

a global oilfield services company on local content and human rights laws in the Ghanaian, Nigerian, Senegalese and Gabonese oil and gas industries

on an internal investigation into alleged bribery, corruption and misconduct by senior managers of a global packaging materials manufacturer; our client relied on the evidence our team uncovered to close previously unresolved compliance issues, and replace the senior managers

on an internal investigation into alleged corrupt activity in a North African subsidiary of a US-headquartered multinational pharmaceutical company

a EU-headquartered nutrition company with US and Iranian subsidiaries on its compliance with US Iran sanctions

The effect of the lockdown on criminal and regulatory investigations, enforcements and prosecutions, May 2020

Conducting Investigations Remotely – Five Key Points to Navigate the New Normal, March 2020

Airbus' US$4 billion settlement – Key takeaways for business in the Middle East, February 2020