Cecil Abraham

Cecil Abraham
Suite 12.01, Level 12
Menara 1MK
No.1 Jalan Kiara
Mont Kiara
Kuala Lumpur
+60 3 2726 3700
+60 3 2726 3733


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Cecil Abraham is senior partner at Cecil Abraham & Partners. He has more than 40 years of legal experience.

He has over 250 reported decisions of note. His peers and clients regard him as one of Malaysia’s leading counsel, known to be devastatingly effective in Court. He has a strong reputation for dealing with complex disputes where the stakes are high and is known to work hard to achieve a satisfactory result for his clients. 

Cecil’s practice covers a wide breadth of areas that includes corporate and commercial, environmental, banking and securities, insurance, shipping, and competition law as well as arbitration. He has in recent times argued the leading cases in Malaysia on unjust enrichment, the doctrine of separate legal entities, enforcement of arbitration awards and the exercise of royal prerogative powers, to name but a few.

Cecil is an advisory member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Governing Board and he represents Malaysia on the ICC International Court of Arbitration. 

Cecil graduated with an LLB (Honours) from Queen Mary College, University of London and was called to the English Bar. Cecil was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in February 1970. He is a fellow of Queen Mary College, University of London, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. He is a chartered arbitrator and also a Bencher of Middle Temple.

He is regularly appointed as arbitrator in domestic and in international commercial as well as investment treaty arbitrations. He also acts as counsel for investors in several investment treaty disputes. 

WWL says: Cecil Abraham is one of Asia's most pre-eminent litigators with an outstanding record in major cases.

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