Mr Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

Construction & Engineering, Energy, Infrastructure & Projects


Dzuhairi is a Partner in the Firm’s Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Department.


Dzuhairi has extensive experience advising on railway and highway infrastructure projects, and the development and construction of buildings, including oil and gas-related infrastructure and facilities.

He has advised on various engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contracts, including those for railway systems, refinery and petrochemical plants, and other oil and gas related facilities, and has also advised on the development and construction of commercial buildings.

He has also advised on civil aviation laws and regulations, including those pertaining to the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial passenger aircraft.

Dzuhairi has been recognised as a Leading Individual in Real Estate and Construction and noted as a “key name” in Projects and Energy by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and by IFLR1000 as a “key partner” in Energy and Infrastructure, in each case for his work in railways, infrastructure and construction.

Prior to joining Rahmat Lim & Partners, Dzuhairi was the Co-Head of the Construction and Infrastructure Projects department in another Malaysian law firm.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Dzuhairi graduated with an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Nottingham, England in 1993 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London, United Kingdom in 1996. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1998.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Projects and energy

Noted for its cross-border capability, Rahmat Lim & Partners advises clients on a range of infrastructure projects, including airports, ports, highways and mass rapid transit, as well as power and petrochemical plants across Asia and the Middle East. The team also has demonstrable experience in the privatisation of public sector entities. International arbitration expert Chong Yee Leong leads the practice alongside Kamilah Kasim, who focuses on the contentious aspects of infrastructure projects, and Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani, who advises on engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contracts. Allen Choong acts for clients on engineering and energy projects in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

Rahmat Lim & Partners’ real estate offering is co-led by head of corporate real estate Lee Yee Ling, Chong Yee Leong, Kamilah Kasim and head of corporate infrastructure, construction and engineering, Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani. The team is well-equipped to handle real estate transactions and often advises on matters concerning unusual financial arrangements. Its client roster includes local and international investors, corporations and government-linked companies. The practice’s workload frequently involves office buildings, retail properties and hotels, in addition to advising on property acquisitions and divestments, developments, joint ventures and listings of real estate investment trusts on Bursa Malaysia; Zandra Tan is praised for her prowess and experience’ in the latter.