The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is unfortunately now in Uganda. The raft of measures by the World Health Organization (WHO), and governments across the world (including our own) to contain the spread of the virus have resulted in an unprecedented disruption of business and day-to-day life.
Moses Segawa is a specialist employment and employee benefits practitioner. He advises on both non-contentious and contentious matters and acts for a range of sector-leading organizations in the private sector as well as governmental agencies.
He has been at the forefront of guiding employers on their obligations under the 2006 labor laws and works with general and in-house counsel and employment advisers in handling employment issues. This includes specialized matters such as, transfers of undertaking, corporate restructurings and labor law compliance audits.
Moses’ market-leading pension practice handles the full spectrum of pension matters. He advises on benefit set-up, drafting of trust deeds and rules, registration of schemes, commercial matters and the restructuring, migration and liquidation of pension funds.
Experience has included advising:
- The dfcu Bank, for its acquisition of the employment portfolio of Crane Bank (as part of the overall purchase of the assets and liabilities of Crane Bank), including advising on transfer of undertaking, collective termination (and accompanying regulatory reporting obligations), expatriate repatriation and the contractual integration of retained employees
- A national government agency, on major restructuring that involved the collective termination and conducting a comprehensive labor law audit and review of all organizational manuals, policies and procedures relating to human resources management
- An international oil and gas company, on a significant restructuring to align the company's human resources with current operational requirements
- A regional development bank, on the establishment of an internal mechanism to address staff grievances in light of the bank's diplomatic immunity status under its formative treaty
- Existing retirement benefits schemes, on their compliance with the new Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority Act, including the adjustment of scheme structures within the new legal framework
- A leading tobacco company, on the migration of its provident fund scheme from an in-house scheme to an umbrella fund
- A downstream petroleum company, on the dissolution of a defined benefits pension fund and the set-up of a defined contributions provident fund
- A leading insurance company, on the resolution of its retirement benefits scheme
- Advocate admitted to the High Court of Uganda (2001)
- Law Development Centre, Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (bar qualification) (2000)
- Makerere University, Bachelor of Law (1999)
- Ranked as leading lawyer in Chambers & Partners Global
- Member of the East Africa Law Society
- Member of the Uganda Law Society