Cecil Abraham is delighted to have been chosen as Malaysia Lawyer of the Year at the prestigious 2021 Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards. Representing Cecil Abraham & partners he saw off strong competition from litigators who have performed exceptionally at both local and national levels.

In the virtual awards ceremony held on May 27, 2021, Benchmark Litigation said of Cecil Abraham’s win:

“Cecil Abraham is a name that needs no introduction in Malaysia’s legal fraternity. As winner of our Hall of Fame award last year, it’s no surprise Abraham continues to star in landmark apex level court cases across all areas that have industry-wide repercussions. He is a highly sought advocate and counsel in high stakes matters. A sampling of recent work includes acting for Shopee Mobile in a test case on e-commerce platforms’ infringement liabilities, representing PCP Construction in a federal court case that will have significant implications on the country’s adjudication industry, and acting for a gold mining company at the appellate court in a case that is being decided for the first time in Malaysia and will have implications on the country’s defamation law.”

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Editor, Joanna Yang also said of the awards:

“We are delighted that we are still able to bring these virtual awards to the litigation community. We feel that it is even more important to celebrate excellence and innovation during these difficult times. Congratulations to all our nominated and winning firms and individuals. We sincerely hope to be able to celebrate with you in a gala event next year.”


About the Awards

The Benchmark Asia Pacific 2021 Virtual Awards will celebrate the leading litigators, law firms, and most impactful disputes across the region. The awards will provide an unrivaled opportunity to celebrate Asia Pacific firms and individuals who have performed exceptionally at both local and national levels. The shortlists are the culmination of months of research, analyzing hundreds of submissions, surveying thousands of referees, and interviewing hundreds of lawyers. Winners were announced in a virtual ceremony on May 27, 2021.

The full list of shortlisted firms can be found on the Benchmark Litigation website here.

For a full explanation of the process and methodology please visit.