Suite 12.01, Level 12 Menara 1MK
1 Jalan Kiara, Mont’ Kiara
Kuala Lumpur, 50480
Number of lawyers: 11
Network memberships: International Bar Association, Inter-pacific Bar Association, International Association of Defence Counsel, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi
Cecil Abraham & Partners is a leading law firm based in Malaysia. The firm is renowned for its expertise in the area of dispute resolution. The firm comprises lawyers with experience in both domestic and international dispute resolution.
Cecil Abraham & Partners acts in a broad range of civil, commercial and construction disputes. The firm’s practice varies from court and arbitration appearances to advice, both strategic and preventative, in the areas of practice referred to above. The members of the firm have significant court and arbitration (including investment treaty) experience. In recent years, clients have come to the firm for assistance in a wide range of matters including those relating to financial crimes, tax litigation, extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters.
In 2020, the firm was involved in several major disputes. Particularly noteworthy, the firm successfully acted for the Speaker of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly in a constitutional law dispute concerning the legitimacy of Mr. Ting Tiong Choon to sit as a member of the said State Legislative Assembly given that he had dual nationality status in both Malaysia and Australia. The apex court in reversing a majority decision of the Court of Appeal, ultimately held that the decision of the Speaker of Sarawak State Legislative Assembly from allowing Mr. Ting Tiong Choon to participate as a member of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly was correct in law in construing the provisions of the State Constitution of Sarawak. Also noteworthy, is the recent decision of the Federal Court in Catajaya Sdn Bhd v Shoppoint Sdn Bhd & Ors  1 LNS 2037, wherein the Federal Court has laid down clear guidelines as to how termination clauses in contracts are to be construed in Malaysia. The firm successfully acted for Catajaya Sdn Bhd in reversing the concurrent decisions of the Court of Appeal and High Court in this share sale cum land dispute.