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Steven Perian KC, FCIArb holds the unique distinction of being the first and only English King’s Counsel who has been admitted to the Malaysian Bar. He leads the firm’s Economic Crime, Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering practice. Steven is recognised for his outstanding contributions and excellence as a King's Counsel in criminal practice in London. Consistently recognised as a leading silk in the Legal 500, his career is a tapestry woven with remarkable achievements and substantial impacts on the field of law. It reflects a career steeped in defending and prosecuting the most serious offences. The Legal 500 commented that ”He (Steven) has an analytical mind and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.” Additionally, in the 2023 edition, the Legal 500 complimented Steven as “An industrious, approachable and charming silk.”. Steven is recognised for his exemplary work as a prosecutor in a series of high-profile, captivating cases in the United Kingdom, where his exceptional courtroom skills have not only secured convictions but also caught the attention of both local and international media. He has prosecuted individuals and corporations committing internet shopping fraud, conspiracy to defraud UK financial institutions of US Treasury Bonds worth US$ 2.3 trillion and computer related crimes. He has also defended litigants in various fraud matters in the United Kingdom ranging from public sector fraud, export of stolen cars, advance fee fraud and conspiracy to defraud. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (affiliate) and Civil Mediation Council, his commitment to legal excellence spans across borders. His role as a Commercial Mediator in both the United Kingdom and Malaysia demonstrates a commitment to international justice, further underscored by his position as a member of the Panel of Advocates for the International Criminal Court.

​LL.B (Hons), University of London


Diploma in International Arbitration

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