Yagashen Pillay provides legal advice and representation on a wide variety of commercial and administrative law matters, specialising in all aspects of constitutional, administrative law, contractual, employment law, pension fund and medical schemes law.
He has a particular interest, and expertise, in public procurement, public finance, health, and contractual law and advises clients both in the public and the private sector on complex issues arising in these areas. Yagashen has extensive expertise in judicial reviews arising from procurement processes and administrative decisions, drafting complex opinions and advisory memoranda as well as drafting legislation, regulations, submissions, public procurement documents and pleadings for either court proceedings or internal dispute resolution mechanisms.
He regularly undertakes large scale compliance reviews for clients in various regulated industries, conducts investigations and advises on the issues arising therefrom as well as advising municipalities in the establishment/disestablishment of municipal entities and transfer of assets. He engages with and advises Mayors, Speakers and Municipal Managers as well as a number of regulators.
When it comes to employment disputes, Yagashen attends hearings at bargaining councils and tribunals such as the CCMA. He prosecutes or defends clients in disciplinary hearings, and chairs hearings for state-owned entities and private companies. If necessary, he institutes proceedings or defends clients in the High Court and Labour Courts in all types of applications or other litigation matters.
In day-to-day employment issues, he provides legal opinions and assists clients with reviewing, drafting and vetting of employment agreements and internal policy documents.
2008 LLB, University of Pretoria
2012 Certificate in Competition Law, University of Pretoria
2014 Certified Mediator – Court Appointed Mediators Act, Mediation Company