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MDA is a strategically positioned specialist commercial advisory practice with its head office in Johannesburg, branch office in Durban and associated company in Gaborone, Botswana.

MDA supports role players in major infrastructure development, water processing, civil, energy, mechanical piping and erection, engineering, petro-chemical and mining sectors, primarily contracting organizations, within Africa and internationally.

MDA’s evolution

Established in 2000, Massey Doods and Associates (Pty) Ltd, successfully anchored itself within the South African construction, mining, water treatment and engineering sectors as a multi-disciplinary commercial advisory practice providing commercial support and related advisory services principally to employer organisations.

Massey Doods and Associates (Pty) Ltd progressively evolved into MDA Consulting (Pty) Ltd by integrating specific legal expertise with relevant practical experience and upskilling our team with specialist international and South African academic qualifications in construction law, construction adjudication and dispute resolution.

MDA’s service offering:

MDA is committed to building long-term relationships with clients to deliver ongoing value. Our specialist, objective and cost-effective approach to commercial challenges faced by our clients during the project lifecycle sees us tailoring each service offering to satisfy our clients’ specific commercial objectives – delivering relevant, practical solutions to even the most demanding commercial challenges.

MDA’s commercial specialists enjoy the confidence and flexibility of designing best-fit commercial strategies to effectively manage the commercial challenges faced daily by our clients.

MDA engages proactively with our clients during the project lifecycle to design commercial strategies and assist clients in practically managing the implementation of these strategies through:

  • Reducing the negative impact of commercial challenges on project deliverables;
  • Minimizing the opportunity for commercial risk events arising; and
  • Determining practical solutions to avoid conflict and dispute situations eventuating.

MDA’s specialist commercial support and advice through dispute situations ensures cost effective implementation of contractually prescribed conflict and dispute management procedures with the least possible negative impact.

MDA Abdulla – Botswana

MDA Abdulla Consulting grew out of a strategic partnership between Abdulla Associates, a firmly entrenched Botswanan firm of consulting engineers, and MDA Consulting, the leading South African construction law consultancy.

This partnership evolved due to the need for an internationally equipped, multidisciplinary consultancy firm specialising in providing tailored commercial and legal advisory services to all stakeholders across the construction, engineering and mining industries.

MDA Abdulla Consulting is geared to innovatively answer clients’ individual needs thereby creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.

MDA Abdulla Consulting’s staff component consists of professionals who are each internationally qualified with extensive practical experience in both the international and local construction, engineering and mining industries ensuring that at all times our clients receive world-class advice and service at competitive rates.

What we stand for

  • DELIVER: through specialist, objective, affordable and trustworthy industry specific commercial support and advisory services;
  • BUILD: practical solutions founded on academic expertise and practical industry experience;
  • DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT: pro-active commercial risk management systems to avoid, manage and resolve disputes;
  • DEVELOP: strong long-lasting relationships to add ongoing value; and
  • EMPOWER: through practical and relevant in-house and public commercial training solutions.