Eva van der Merwe
Eva is a financial crimes barrister and co-chair of the UK Anti-Corruption Coalition, a common advocacy platform for UK-based economic justice NGOs. She formerly led ILP's Anti-Corruption and Media Defence projects globally. Eva previously worked at Transparency International for several years, as TI UK’s legal counsel and for TI’s global Defence Program, where she managed anti-corruption projects in Ukraine, Georgia, Nigeria, Tunisia and Lebanon, among others. Eva managed the movement’s flagship Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index, TI’s largest ever international assessment, evaluating 136 countries’ governance controls. After the Rose Revolution, she moved to Tbilisi to work for TI’s Rep. of Georgia chapter, where she also served as a member of the Rule of Law Subcommittee at the American Chamber of Commerce, advising on state asset misappropriation and monitoring court proceedings. Previously Eva worked for Goldman Sachs and UBS, advising on anti-money laundering, for the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s market abuse division and for PwC’s Forensic Investigations Team, where she specialised in asset tracing and seizure investigations.
A UK qualified barrister and Middle Temple Scholarship recipient, she worked as a lead researcher for ‘Insider Dealing: Law and Practice’, published by Oxford University Press. She holds a BPTC, a master’s degree in law, and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic and European Studies, with French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic.
Special Advisor Public Interest Litigation
Lolan E. Sagoe-Moses is a lawyer with expertise spanning litigation, arbitration, regulatory compliance, and investigations, primarily relating to fraud, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, money laundering as well as ESG issues such as business and human rights. Lolan has worked on disputes, investigations, and regulatory compliance matters for clients as an attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright. He has lived and worked in the US, UK, Middle East and Africa assisting individuals and corporations on navigating complex legal and public policy challenges. He is a founding board member of the Middle East and Africa Compliance Association.
In addition to his legal work, Lolan is an advocate for accountability, open governance and transparency. His groundbreaking case Lolan Kow Sagoe-Moses & 6 others vs The Minister for Transport was the first case to affirm the right to information enshrined in Ghana's constitution. His work has been recognised by the UN Human Rights Council and Columbia University's Global Freedom of Expression project. He is the Founding Editor of Africa Accountability Watch, a monthly newsletter on action to advance accountability in Africa. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, African Arguments, the London School of Economics Africa Centre, and My Joy Online, a leading Ghanaian online publication. In 2019, Lolan was named a Future of Ghana Pioneer as well as an Africa 35 under 35 Laureate. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, University of Leeds School of Law, and BPP School of Law.
Lemarque Campbell is an international access to information and anti-corruption specialist, based in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience advising governments, international organisations, private entities and civil society organisations on laws and policies that address international anti-bribery, corruption and fraud; transparency and accountability; governance, risk, integrity and ethics; and private and public sector compliance. Previously, he practiced law at a leading corporate law firm in The Bahamas. He also led the accreditation process for Transparency International (TI) operations in The Bahamas. During 2013-2014, he lived in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, where he worked as a legal analyst for TI Georgia, providing advice on various anti-corruption legislation. He also served as an anti-corruption consultant to numerous organisations such as the U.S. Department of State, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and TI-Secretariat. Some of his notable anti-corruption publications include: The Bahamas’ first Corruption Barometer Report, which is based on the TI Global Corruption Barometer series; a report on Cambodia’s implementation of certain provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC); and a chapter in a forthcoming Commonwealth Secretariat publication on anti-corruption successes in the Commonwealth Caribbean.
Lemarque is admitted as a barrister to the Bar of England & Wales and as Counsel and Attorney to The Bahamas Bar. He holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Bristol, UK and a master’s degree in Anti-Corruption Studies from the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Austria.
Programme Director for Tax & Fiscal Reform
John Bush is an established tax expert, he has advised the OECD, the governments of Turkey, Liberia, Angola, and Namibia, as well as USAID, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and IRS on taxation reform. John is a former Partner and Managing Director at KPMG, Global Head of Tax at The Chase Manhattan Bank, and Officer in Charge of International Taxation at Citigroup. He received a JD from Yale Law School, an MBA from Stanford University, and a Master’s in Global Development Policy from Boston University. He’s an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. John’s consultancies have included advising the IFC on international policies to meet international tax standards imposed by OECD, and reviewing laws and regulations of the 21 Asia Pacific Development Community economies in order to formalise the legal structures of SMEs. John has volunteered with the Advisory Board of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center to improve policy-oriented research on financial stability, human well-being and environmental sustainability across the globe.
John’s written work includes “Taxing the Digital Economy: Options, Trade Considerations, and a Solution”, published in Tax Notes International 2020, and “Infrastructure Bank: Time for Reconsideration of a U.S. Infrastructure Bank”, on behalf of the American Bar Association, published in Business Law Today.
Director of Partnerships
Steph is a barrister admitted to the Roll of Advocates, at the High Court of Kenya, and a member of the Open Government Partnership Global Steering Committee. As Head of Partnerships for ILP she works to support transparent and accountable governments, a robust and enabling civic space, access to justice and community partnerships.
Steph regularly provides technical expertise to policy and decision makers, non-state actors and has been engaged in a raft of public interest interventions. She has made several submissions on draft laws, proposed amendments and regulations before Parliament, Executive actors and supported judicial matters. In regional standard setting, she co-drafted the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) and the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms.
Most recently, Steph was the East Africa lead for Hivos’ global open contracting programme and before that she worked at Article 19. Her sphere of expertise includes legal aid, law and policy reform, domestication of international and regional standards, safeguarding constitutionalism, civic education, capacity building, brokering partnerships and managing regional programming portfolios.
Diana Moraa Mochoge
Africa Project Coordinator
Diana is an international development expert with over 8 years experience working with NGOs in Kenya and the region. She has expertise in advocacy and policy, research and partnership building. Her professional experience spans work on debt relief, tax justice, extractives and Aid and Development effectiveness. Diana is also an international volunteer expert with Financial Services Volunteer Corps where she has trained civil society organizations in ESwatini on participatory budget processes.
Diana supports ILP’s expanding partnerships in the Africa region, including implementing the UKAid DFID funded Small Charities Challenge Fund project in Kenya.
Prior to joining ILP, Diana worked at Reality of Aid Africa Network where she coordinated development effectiveness work under Civil Society Partnership on Development effectiveness (CPDE). Diana holds an MA in Development Studies from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Diana is fluent in Swahili and English.
Maria Cristina Mundin
Senior Projects Manager
Maria Cristina Mundin is a qualified lawyer in the Philippines and holds a Master's degree in Environmental Law (Distinction) at Queen Mary University of London. She leads International Lawyers Project's environment and sustainable development programme. She started her legal career working in the Office of the Solicitor General, where she defended the constitutionality of laws and state policies particularly in energy and infrastructure projects. Later on, she worked as a Court Attorney in the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She also taught environmental law and administrative law courses at De La Salle University of the Philippines College of Law and Lyceum of the Philippines University College of Law.
Maria Cristina was an editor of the Ateneo Law Journal and has published “Access to Environmental Justice: A Closer Look at the Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases” and co-authored “A Review of Legal Education in the Philippines." She has also served as a research assistant for Dr. Antonio G.M. La Vina, the Philippines' foremost expert in environmental law, and was part of the research and writing team of the Philippine Judicial Academy of the Supreme Court in the book “Access to Environmental Justice: A Sourcebook on Environmental Rights and Legal Remedies” and “Access to Environmental Justice: A Capacity Assessment on the Pillars of the Justice System.” Prior to earning her Juris Doctor law degree at Ateneo de Manila University, she graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems with a minor degree in Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. After graduation, she was elected as President of the Philippines Chapter of AIESEC, an international youth-run organisation that empowers young leaders to create social impact.
Anti-Corruption Sanctions Legal Officer
Max manages ILP's anti-corruption sanctions work globally and specifically in support of the UK's Anti-Corruption Coalition, helping to organise trainings for civil society and government officials, and support sanctions dossier compilations. A fluent Spanish speaker, Max holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Sussex and is currently finishing an MA in Corruption and Governance at the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex.
Special Advisor Fiscal Reform
Michael Durst is a retired US tax practitioner, an author on international taxation and developing countries, a former government official and a law professor, and a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD). He has worked with various international stakeholders and institutions.
Michael’s written work includes “Taxing Multinational Business in Lower-Income Countries: Economics, Politics and Social Responsibility”, “A Simplified Method for Taxing Multinationals for Developing Countries: Building on the ‘Amount B’ Proposal to Repair the Transactional Net Margin Method”, “Improving the performance of natural resource taxation in developing countries”, and
“A Price-Based Royalty Tax?”, all published in the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICSD).
Amber is currently completing her undergraduate LLB Law degree. She is planning to pursue further studies in September, starting a LLM in Environmental Law. She is keen to help promote global environmental justice and sustainable development.
Mungai, an LLB finalist at Strathmore University in Kenya, enjoys combining his legal skills with his interests in tax, finance, and investment. Before joining ILP he was the Content Creation Lead at Hosted in Africa, an online media space converging global Africa’s brilliance within the spirit of Ubuntu.
Megan is a qualified lawyer in the Philippines and a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science under a Chevening scholarship. She used to work as a Court Attorney in the Supreme Court of the Philippines and in 2019, has attended the Hague Academy of International Law with a full scholarship
Michelle is a Kenyan advocate passionate about tax, fiscal reform and data protection. She holds a Data Protection Law certificate from the Centre for Intellectual Property at Strathmore University, and a certificate on Foundations of Project Management. She has over two years experience in legal research, compliance and administrative support.
Samantha Sy is a Philippine-qualified lawyer with over 8 years of experience in areas such as renewable energy, environment, and public health. She was part of the legal team which aided the Philippines in its negotiations during COP22 and was a legal and compliance counsel for one of the Philippine’s leading renewable energy producers.
She is currently taking up her Masters in Law at Queen Mary University, under the Chevening scholarship, specialising in Energy and Natural Resources Law.