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Dato' Sunil Abraham

Partner
Year of Call
2004
Advocate & Solicitor T +603 2726 3700 D +603 2726 3703
F +603 2726 3733 E sunil@cecilabraham.com

Overview

Dato’ Sunil Abraham is a partner at Cecil Abraham & Partners. He specialises 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 appeared as co-counsel for the Government of Malaysia in an investment treaty arbitration claim instituted by Malaysian Historical Salvors.

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.

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Securities Disputes
  • Corporate and Commercial Disputes
  • Commercial & Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Environmental
  • Land & Property Law
  • Media Law Disputes
  • Public & Administrative Law Disputes
  • Telecommunications

Reported Cases

ARBITRATION

  • AV Asia Sdn Bhd v Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd [2014] 3 MLJ 61
  • Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic v Thai-Lao Lignite Co Ltd, a Thai Co & Anor [2013] 3 MLJ 409
  • Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad v Pin Center Sdn Bhd [2008] 1 LNS 712
  • Malaysian Historical Salvors Sdn Bhd v Government of Malaysia, ICSID Case No. Arb 05/10

Banking & Securities

  • Michael Chow Keat Thye v Securities Commission Malaysia & Anor [2013] 10 CLJ 505
  • Hartaya Sdn Bhd & Ors v Malayan Banking Berhad & Ors [2010] 9 CLJ 469

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW

  • Wong Yee Boon v Gainvest Sdn Bhd [2018] 1 MLJ 124
  • Tripple International Ltd v Belia Cermat & Ors [2016] 1 LNS 105
  • Tripple International Ltd v Belia Cermat & Ors [2016] 1 LNS 135
  • Leisure Dotcom Sdn Bhd v Globesource Sdn Bhd [2015] 5 MLJ 789
  • Mariposa Grp Pty Ltd v Supreme Fame Sdn Bhd [2015] 1 LNS 159
  • China Road & Bridge Corp & Anor v DCX Technologies Sdn Bhd and another appeal [2014] 5 MLJ 1
  • PKNS Holdings Sdn Bhd v Nusa Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd & Anor [2014] 1 LNS 519
  • Dato' See Teow Chuan & Ors v Ooi Woon Chee & Ors and other applications [2013] 4 MLJ 351
  • Gurubachan Singh s/o Baghwan Singh & Anor v Vellasamy s/o Pennusamy & Ors and other applications [2012] 2 MLJ149
  • Ooi Woon Chee & Anor v Dato' See Teow Chuan & Ors [2012] 2 MLJ 713
  • Primus Malaysia Sdn Bhd v Rin Kei Mei & Ors [2012] 2 CLJ 501
  • Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan (Felda) & Anor v Awang Soh Bin Mamat & Ors [2010] 3 CLJ 895
  • Metramac Corporation Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Syarikat Teratai KG Sdn Bhd) v Fawziah Holdings Sdn Bhd; Tan Sri Halim Saad & Che Abdul Daim Hj Zainuddin (intervener) [2007] 5 MLJ 501
  • Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan (Felda) & Anor v Awang Soh Bin Mamat & Ors [2009] 4 MLJ 610
  • Contigreen Sdn Bhd v Segamat Kinisayang Supermarket Sdn Bhd [2009] 1 LNS 1150
  • Dancom Telecommunications (M) Sdn Bhd v Uniasia General Insurance Bhd [2008] 6 MLJ 52
  • Cepatwawasan Group Berhad & Anor v Tengku Dato' Kamal Ibni Sultan Sir Abu Bakar & 17 Ors [2008] 2 MLJ 915
  • Tan Heng Chew & Ors v Tan Kim Hor & Ors [2006] 5 MLJ 313
  • Dato' Tan Heng Chew v Tan Kim Hor [2006] 2 MLJ 293
  • Standard Chartered Bank v KTS Sdn Bhd [2006] 4 MLJ 617
  • Tan Kim Hor & Ors v Tan Heng Chew & Ors [2009] 4 MLJ 358
  • Tan Heng Chew & Ors v Tan Kim Hor & Ors [2009] 2 CLJ 234

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

  • Sultan Ismail Petra Ibni Sultan Yahya Petra v Tengku Muhammah Faris Petra & Anor [2011] 1 MLJ 1
  • Dato' Seri Ir Hj Mohammad Nizar Bin Jamaluddin v Dato' Dr Zambry Bin Abd Kadir [2010] 1 MLJ 285
  • Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Ibni Sultan Ismail Petra v Yang Maha Mulia Pemangku Raja Kelantan & Ors [2011] 1 MLJ 128
  • Dato' Seri Ir Hj Mohammad Nizar Bin Jamaluddin v Dato' Dr Zambry Bin Abd Kadir [2009] 5 MLJ 108

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND PUBLIC & ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  • Wong Kin Hoong & Anor (suing for themselves and on behalf all of the occupants of Kampung Bukit Koman, Raub, Pahang) v Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Alam Sekitar & Anor [2013] 4 MLJ 161
  • Zakaria bin Abdullah & Ors v Lembaga Perlesenan Tenaga Atom & Ors [2013] 5 MLJ 206
  • Wong Kin Hoong & Ors v Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Alam Sekitar & Anor [2011] 7 CLJ 1005

FRAUD & FORGERY

  • Letchumanan Chettiar Alagappan (as Executor to SL Alameloo Achi (Deceased)) & Anor v Secure Plantation Sdn Bhd [2017] 5 CLJ 418

LEGAL PROFESSION

  • Cherie Booth QC v Attorney General, Malaysia & Ors [2006] 6 MLJ 501
  • Badan Peguam Malaysia v Louis Edward Van Buerle [2006] 1 MLJ 21
  • Foo Ton Hin v Malaysian Bar & Ors [2007] 8 CLJ 141
  • Louis Edward Van Buerle v Malaysian Bar [2005] 5 MLJ 45

LAND LAW

  • Karun Maksima Sdn Bhd v Pentadbiraan Tanah Daerah Port Dickson & Ors [2016] 3 CLJ 52
  • Leisure Dotcom Sdn Bhd v Globesource Sdn Bhd [2015] 5 MLJ 789
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad v Majlis Daerah Hulu Terengganu [2014] 9 CLJ 149
  • Abdul Manap Bin Ahmad v Wersuah Binti Amoon [2006] 2 CLJ 349

MEDIA LAW

  • Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn Bhd v Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd & Ors [2016] 12 MLJ 476
  • Dato' Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein v Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim [2011] 1 LNS 1189
  • Semesta Insurance Underwriting Agency Sdn Bhd v Koperasi Insurance (M) Bhd and another suit [2011] 3 MLJ 379
  • MCAT Gen Sdn Bhd v Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd [2007] 8 MLJ 107
  • MCAT Gen Sdn Bhd v Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd [2007] 8 MLJ 277
  • MCAT Gen Sdn Bhd v Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd [2007] 1 MLJ 195

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

  • Zulhasnimar Hasan Basri & Anor v Dr Kuppu Velumani P & Ors [2017] 5 MLJ 438

Expertise

  • Banking and Securities Disputes
  • Corporate and Commercial Disputes
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Environmental Law
  • Media Law Disputes
  • Public & Administrative Law Disputes
  • Telecommunications

Qualifications

  • BSc. Economics (Hons), London School of Economics, University of London
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, City University
  • Barrister-at-law of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Appointments

    Current

    • Council Member of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association (IBA)

    Past

    • Co-chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA)
    • Advisory Board Member of the Young Lawyers' Committee of the IBA
    • Co-chair of the Asia Pacific Arbitration Group of the IBA
    • Asia Pacific Liaison Officer of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA

Publications

  • Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation – Malaysian Chapter by Kluwer International Law (2009)
  • The IBA Arbitration Guide 2018 – Malaysian Chapter
  • Lexis Nexis Dispute Resolution Law Guide 2017 – Malaysian Chapter
  • Chapter 19 – Misrepresentation, Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Malaysian Precedents of Pleadings (2017 Edition)

Honours

  • Awarded the title “Dato” by His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Kelantan in 2017




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