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Dato’ Sunil Abraham

Dato’ Sunil Abraham

Cecil Abraham and Partners


Dato' Sunil Abraham is a partner at Cecil Abraham & Partners. He specializes in Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Securities, Media, Telecommunications, Public & Administrative, Environmental Law as well as Arbitration. He has significant advocacy experience before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court and before arbitral tribunals.

He has appeared in a number of noteworthy cases before the Federal Court pertaining to the applicable principles relating to the granting of interim relief in arbitration disputes in AV Asia Sdn Bhd v Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd [2014] 3 MLJ 61, the powers of liquidators in Ooi Woon Chee & Anor v Dato' See Teow Chuan & Ors [2012] 2 MLJ 713 and the exercise of royal prerogative powers in Dato' Seri Ir Hj Mohammad Nizar bin Jamaluddin v Dato' Seri Dr Zambry bin Abdul Kadir (Attorney General, intervener) [2010] 2 MLJ 285 and His Royal Highness Sultan Ismail Petra Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra v His Royal Highness Tengku Mahkota Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra & Anor and another suit [2011] 1 MLJ 1, to name but a few.

He has successfully represented Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn Bhd and Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd in high profile environmental law disputes instituted by local residents and has had the distinction of representing the Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Tourism in several defamation claims.

He has appeared as co-counsel for the Government of Malaysia in an investment treaty arbitration claim instituted by Malaysian Historical Salvors and is presently co-counsel for several investors in a few pending investment treaty disputes.

He has been recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and is ranked by Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific in the area of dispute resolution. In 2016, he was named by Asian Legal Business in the Top 40 Under 40 Practitioners in Asia.

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