DATO’ V.C GEORGE Tan Sri Dato' V.C George

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Tan Sri Dato’ V.C. George was called to the English Bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn on 2nd February 1957. He practised at the Bar in Malaysia in all branches of law from 1957 to 31 December 1980, in the latter years as Senior Partner of his firm and largely concerned with commercial work appearing regularly in the superior Courts as Senior Counsel and occasionally sitting as arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Tan Sri Dato’ V. C. George was elevated to the Bench of the High Court of Malaya on 1st January 1981. From April 1983, he was one of the four judges in the newly formed Commercial Division of the High Court in Kuala Lumpur and was made Head of the Commercial Division of the High Court in Kuala Lumpur in March 1991. He was elevated to Judge of the Court of Appeal in September 1994 before retiring from the Bench in December 1995 and thereafter has been and is a Legal Consultant.

Post retirement to date, he has completed well over 40 arbitrations, (mostly domestic but including some international) in respect of commercial disputes sitting either as Sole Arbitrator or as a member of an Arbitral Tribunal.

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  • In June 2012, was conferred the title of Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.) which carries the title of “Tan Sri” by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah.
  • Appointed as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Bar Council, to carry out an in-depth study of the implications of the amendments to the Legal Profession Act by the Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill 2006, which Committee submitted to the Bar Council a 48 page report.
  • Served as Member of the Arbitration and Legal Affairs of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) for two terms; between January 1999 to February 2001 and again from April 2002 to April 2007, which the committee inter alia evaluates persons to be included in a list of Malaysian "Panel of Arbitrators" to be submitted to International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration by the MICCI.
  • Has had over a hundred written judgments reported in various law journals including Butterworth's Malayan Law Journal, Current Law Journal, Intellectual Property in Asia and the Pacific and in the Intellectual Property Reports of Australia.
  • In March 1987, was conferred the title of Dato' Paduka Mahkota Selangor (D.P.M.S.) by His Highness the Sultan of Selangor.
  • Served and serves as Chairman/Convenor of various committees of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church.
  • Appointed Chairman of an Independent Enquiry Committee, at the instance of the Olympic Council of Malaysia.

Professional Affiliations

  • Advisor to the Executive Committee of the United Nations Association of Malaysia.
  • Non-Executive Independent Director of the Financial Mediation Bureau (The amalgamation and corporatisation of the Banking Mediation Bureau and the Insurance Mediation Bureau) upon its amalgamation. These Councils oversee the work of the "Mediators" (who have similar functions as the Banking Ombudsman and the Insurance Ombudsman in England) in respect of complaints against banks and other financial institutions, and insurance companies, respectively.
  • Member of the Tun Razak Foundation and formerly of its Investment Committee.
  • Used to be a Member of the Advisory Board in respect of the Comprehensive work, Butterworth's Malaysian Court Practice.


  • Advocate Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister, Lincoln’s Inn, UK


  • Was an active member of the Junior Chamber and is a Senator of Junior Chamber International.
  • Member of Panel of Conciliators and of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (January 1990 to January 1996).
  • In 1995 completed a series of lectures to members of the Malaysian Bar on "Expectations of the Court of Appeal" and another series to Junior members of the Bar on "Etiquette and Practice at the Bar" and continues from time to time to lecture to groups of junior members of the Bar on Advocacy.
  • From time to time has participated as paper writer at Colloquiums and Seminars inter alia organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) the last two being the Colloquium on "The Judiciary and the Intellectual Property System for Asian Countries" held in New Delhi India in 1994 and in 1995 at the WIPO-ASEAN Colloquium on Intellectual Property for the Judiciary, the paper read being "Protection against Unfair Competition" including "Trade Secrets and Protection of well-known Trade Marks".
  • From time to time used to function as external examiner in respect of theses submitted for the LLM degree course of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.
  • Honorary lecturer at University of Malaya for Post Graduate law students on "Appeals to the Superior Courts" (1972 to 1980).
  • Elected President of the premier Malaysian Sports Club, the 6000-member Royal Selangor Club, in June 1994 (re-elected in June 1995). Appointed, from time to time, to serve as Chairman of Disciplinary Boards of the Royal Selangor Golf Club.
  • Former Chairman of the Malaysian Bar Council (1974 to 1976).
  • Former Chairman of the State of Selangor (which included Kuala Lumpur) Bar Committee (1972 and 1973).
  • First elected to serve on the Bar Council of Malaysia in 1965 and since then was re-elected every year until 1981 (a record of sorts) when he had to and resigned upon his elevation to the Bench.


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