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Adv. Nkosinathi Wiseman BhukaNational Manager : Adv. Nkosinathi Wiseman Bhuka

Core tasks performed

Research and Legal Opinions

  • liability of organisation in relation to wrongs committed by employees
  • property issues, e.g.. lease, eviction etc
  • Research and report writing regarding issues such as:
    • The organization's insurance & public liability
    • Liability re: wrongs committed by employees.
    • protect org against unfair practices / liabilities incurred by our partners & customers.
    • New legislation impacting on the organisation.

Policies and Procedures

  • Advising on procedures within the organisation & recommendations to change these if necessary
  • Development of policies or revision of existing ones
  • Sit on committee for disciplinary hearings
  • Corporate governance.
Training and Workshops

Drafting & Reviewing of Contracts

  • Collaborative Research Agreements
  • Grant Agreements
  • CDA's & NDA's
  • Sub-contracts
  • Consultancy Agreements
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Material Transfer Agreements

Legal Advising

  • Advising on risk management issues - representation on risk management committee (TN)
  • Advising on Intellectual Property issues, e.g. copyright, trademarks, branding patenting - representation on IP committee (MD)
  • Labour/employment matters
  • preparing research opinions around certain employment issues that arise within the organisation on instruction from HR
  • briefing other attorneys to perform work requiring high level expertise in specific fields
  • Advising re: E-Commerce compliance and other IT related issues
  • Advising on Corporate Governance matters.
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29 February, 2016
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