Ms Kamilah Kasim > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

Construction & Engineering, Energy, Infrastructure & Projects, International Arbitration


Kamilah is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Department. She also heads the Projects unit under the Projects & International Arbitration Department.


Kamilah is the Head of the Firm’s Projects unit under the Projects & International Arbitration department and also heads the Energy, Infrastructure & Projects practice in the Firm. Her areas of practice include contentious and non-contentious matters relating to infrastructure projects in Asia.

Kamilah practises as a dispute resolution lawyer and has been involved in various dispute cases with a focus on large complex engineering and energy projects.

Kamilah also has considerable experience providing advice on the privatisation of public sector businesses as well as on infrastructure development by the private sector, in partnership with the public sector or otherwise. Kamilah has negotiated and drafted many agreements including concession, power purchase, and construction and engineering contracts. She has also handled related documents under various contracting arrangements for infrastructure projects including airports, ports, land transportations (highway, monorail, double track electrified rail, and mass rapid transit), power plants (gas-fired, coal-fired, combined cycle gas turbine, solar power and hydro-electric), petrochemical plants, and buildings in the region.

Kamilah is ranked as a Leading Individual for Projects and Energy and Real Estate and Construction in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and was described as a “commercial, strategic litigator who understands construction industry norms and gets straight to the point”. She is also recognised as a Highly Regarded lawyer for Energy, Transport, Oil and Gas and Mining in IFLR1000 and is noted for being “knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic”. She is also listed in the Spotlight Table for Projects, Infrastructure & Energy in Chambers Asia-Pacific. In Chambers Asia-Pacific, she is lauded as “brilliant” and “formidable” by numerous market commentators for her extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Clients appreciate that she adopts a “business point of view” and is “really experienced in the energy industry”. She is praised by her client for her commercially attuned advice and ability to “give exact pros and cons so you can make a better judgement”.

Prior to joining Rahmat Lim & Partners in 2013, Kamilah was a Partner at another large Singapore law firm and was concurrently the co-Principal Partner of its associate Malaysian law firm.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Kamilah graduated from University of Malaya and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1988.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

(Hall of Fame)

Kamilah Kasim  – Rahmat Lim & Partners

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.

Malaysia > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Kamilah KasimRahmat Lim & Partners

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.