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Datuk Fareed Abdul Gafoor

Datuk Fareed Abdul Gafoor

Malaysia Malaysia
  • Mediator

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Dato’ Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor is the President of the Malaysian Bar for the 2019/2020 term.

He was formerly the Treasurer and then Vice-President of the Malaysian Bar, before being elected as President in March 2019.  He was also previously the Chairman of the Penang Bar Committee, and has also served as the Penang Bar Representative on the Bar Council.

Dato’ Abdul Fareed obtained his LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom in 1993, and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1996. 

Dato’ Abdul Fareed is the principal partner of Messrs V. M. Mohan, Fareed & Co in Penang, Malaysia.  He practises primarily in the areas of civil and corporate litigation, defamation, corporate drafting, and construction arbitration and adjudication.

He currently serves as a President of the Strata Management Tribunal under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and was formerly a Board Member of the Legal Profession Qualifying Board.

Dato’ Abdul Fareed has held several positions, including having been, in recent years, Deputy Chairperson, Malaysian Mediation Centre; Co-Deputy Chairperson, Bar Council National Legal Aid Committee; Panel Member, Penang Governor’s Disaster Relief Fund; Panel Member, Penang State Heritage Technical Review Board; Chairman, Malaysian Islamic Chamber Of Commerce (Penang Branch).

Dato’ Abdul Fareed is the legal advisor for many organizations and is active in several non-governmental organisations, and is the Deputy Chairman of a learning centre in Penang set up to provide basic education for refugee children.