In most of the industrialised countries, central or national arbitral organisations have been established which provide facilities for arbitration of commercial disputes.

Name: Tan Sri Cecil W. M. Abraham
Designation: Senior Partner
Organization: Cecil Abraham & Partners
Country: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


I have an extensive arbitration practice and appear frequently as Counsel in domestic and International arbitrations. I have experience in respect of arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL, ICC, SIAC, A1AC, LCIA, F1CCl, ICSID Rules and also the Rules of International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) since the 1990s. I have sat as Chainnan, Sole-Arbitrator and CoArbitrator in international commercial arbitrations, which have been held in India, France, Taiwan, Switzerland, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Washington, Malaysia and London and have also sat as Arbitrator in domestic disputes and also acted as party counsel in domestic and international arbitrations.


Member of the Advisory Council of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.


Past Vice Presiderit of Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG), Past Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb), Past Member of the London Court of international Arbitration (LCIA), Past Chairman of the Chartered institute of Arbitrators, Malaysia Branch (CIArb), Past President of the inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Past Member of the International Chamber of Cornrrierce (ICC) Court representing Malaysia, Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and am the Past Vice Chair of Committee D, which was the Arbitration and ADR Section of the IBA.


I am on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Asian International Arbitration Centre (A1AC) formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the F1CCI Arbitration and Conciliation Tribunal (FACT) India, the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANl), the Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).


I have given expert evidence on Malaysian law in a number of cases in foreign jurisdictions, namely the High Court in Singapore, the High Court in Hong Kong, the Supreme Court in New South Wales, the Supreme Court in New Zealand, the High Court in Durban, South Africa and also in an LCIA arbitration in London.


I am a Bencher of The Honourable Society of Middle Temple

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