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Public Affairs and Legal Consulting Firm

 

Lobbyist
Legal consultant
Copyright and Gaming law specialist

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

PUBLIC AFFAIRS & LOBBYING

 

We provide:

Tailor made public affairs and lobbying strategy which includes: advice on how to approach parliament and government, drafting submissions, presenting your case to parliament, and legal guidance on legislation.

Project management and management of your legal strategy and team in accordance with your lobbying strategy.

Monitoring services which involves advice on policy changes, and anticipated legislation. We provide the opportunity for early engagement with government and stakeholders, ensuring better outcomes.

Assistance in understanding the South African legal and parliamentary framework and processes.

Networking and developing stakeholder relations.

LITIGATION

 

We do not operate as a law firm but have extensive litigation experience. We provide guidance  on litigation strategy and advisory services to other legal counsel and litigation teams. Areas of expertise include of copyright (IP), gambling law and financial services.

ADVOCACY WORK

 

We champion causes we believe in providing advise on lobbying strategy, highlighting and educating government and parliament on the key issues of the client while mobilising support around the issues.

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

 

Legislative drafting is one of our core competencies, we drafted one of the first private members bill and provide advice to government as members of parliament.

 
OUR VISION
Professional Ethics
Standards
Transparency
Accountability
 

OUR TEAM

Adheera Bodasing
Attorney/Lobbyist (BA LLB)

Adheera is an experienced lawyer and litigator and worked in both the public and private sector.

She has more than 20 years lobbying experience and represented major local and multinational companies such as Microsoft Corporation, the Motion Pictures Association of America, the Recording Industry of South Africa, Paddy Power Betfair, Wonga.com, IDM and Debt Busters, Gold Circle and the Lewis Group. 

She practiced as an attorney at Spoor and Fisher, a leading IP law firm,and acted as legal counsel to Microsoft Corporation and the business software alliance. Her core focus was litigation, lobbying and copyright law.

She also practiced at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs(now ENS Africa) Africa’s largest law firm. She acted as Legal Counsel to Betfair Limited and other corporate clients with a focus on corporate law, Intellectual property law, gaming law and lobbying.

In the public sector she serves as Chief Director of the legal division at the National Treasury of South Africa, and legal advisor to the Minister of Finance, Trevor Manuel (at the time), his deputy and the Director General.

Managing Director 

Polarity Consulting since 2007

Yoann Nicolas
Lobbyist/Strategy Consultant

Private Sector experience


Eurotradia South Africa

 

- (Office Generale de l’Air):

  Consultant - lobbying focus.


La Compagnie Financiere Edmond de Rothschild:

- focus in business development.


Sisa Industry: Managing Director:

 

- focus on engineering industry and business development.

Consultant

Polarity Consulting since 2007

 

OUR ADDRESS

34 Rose Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Email: info@abodasing.com


Tel:  +27 83 7759 758

 

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