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Lolan Sagoe Moses

Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses


Lolan focuses his practice on litigation, government investigations and compliance advisory matters. He joined DLA Piper after completing his training contract with the London office of an international law firm and practicing with the Middle East Office of the firm. He 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 and ESG matters. Lolan has advised clients in the financial services, healthcare, extractives, and manufacturing sectors He completed a 9-month secondment in-house with the ethics and compliance team of one of the largest telecommunications companies in the Middle East.

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 by American and Middle Eastern criminal and regulatory agencies.

Lolan has a deep knowledge of politics on the African continent. 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 highlighted in the UN Human Rights Council's 2017 National Report on Ghana.

Lolan is a member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's Now Generation Network, a pan-African coalition of mid-career African leaders in politics, policy and the private sector committed to moving the continent's development agenda forward.

Lolan leverages his rich background and relationships across several continents to help multinational clients navigate complex enforcement and regulatory challenges.

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  • Assisted with a 2-year-long internal investigation into alleged fraud and embezzlement amounting to over $1,000,000 by a Middle East distributor of a US-headquartered pharmaceutical company. Advised on related compliance issues which are the subject of a US DOJ inquiry, and on the company's remedial measures.
  • Advised a global telecommunications company in the Middle East in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration claim arising out of a dispute over a mobile roaming agreement.
  • Advised a global derivatives exchange on its application for Remote Body status in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).
  • Advised a fund management platform and its CEO on an investigation by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) into unauthorized trading.
  • Advised a governmental authority in the Middle East on a money-laundering investigation.
  • Conducted 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.
  • Conducted an internal investigation into alleged corrupt activity in a North African subsidiary of a US-headquartered multinational pharmaceutical company.
  • Advised a global cosmetics company on anti-bribery and anti-corruption warranties in its agreements with distributors.
  • Trained the staff and distributors of a global security systems company on compliance with the company's code of conduct, gifts policy, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, and sanctions laws.
  • Advised an EU-headquartered nutrition company with US and Iranian subsidiaries on its compliance with US Iran sanctions.
  • Advised a global oilfield services company on local content and human rights laws in the Ghanaian, Nigerian, Senegalese and Gabonese oil and gas industries.
  • LPC., BPP School of Law

  • LL.B., University of Leeds
  • B.A., University of Virginia

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member, Middle East and Africa Compliance Association (MEACA)
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation's Now Generation Network
  • Harambeans – an alliance of African Entrepreneurs
  • Member of the Leadership Group, Ghana Compact for Political and Economic Transformation