Michael Cecil

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Lord Michael Cecil is a British businessman.

Cecil is the younger brother of the Seventh Marquess of Salisbury.[1]

Cecil worked with his brother Lord Valentine Cecil in the Kenyan company Wilken Telecoms.[2]

On the basis of his telecoms experience, he was recruited by Ehsan Bayat to help set up Afghan Wireless Communications Company in 1998. In May 2009, Cecil and three other partners, Stuart Bentham, Alexander Grinling and Joakim Lehmkuhl sued Bayat for shares they claimed they were entitled to:

In a claim filed at London's High Court, they accuse Mr Bayat, his firm Telephone Systems International, AWCC, and Mark Warner, a British private banker and shareholder, of fraud, deceit, breach of contract and conspiracy.
A spokesman for the defendants said they considered the matter already settled and would "vigorously defend" the claim.[3]

Conservative MP David Davis raised the case in the House of Commons on 28 March 2012.[4]