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 a council member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and he represents Malaysia on the ICC Court.
Cecil graduated with an LLB (Honours) from Queen Mary 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 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 among the most experienced commercial litigators in the market, and sits among “the best of the best in Malaysia”.
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