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

(Leading individuals)

Kamilah KasimRahmat Lim & Partners

Rahmat Lim & Partners‘ real estate team has a client roster that includes domestic and international property investors, financial institutions, property developers, corporates and government-linked companies. It has experience handling all stages of real estate development projects and ‘is very well versed in project contracts and quick in responding to queries with concrete advice‘. Lee Yee Ling leads the corporate real estate practice, while Kamilah Kasim heads the energy, infrastructure and projects team, and Allen Choong specialises in dispute resolution and projects. Other names to note include Amelia Koo, who handles transactional real estate matters, and Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani, who has ‘in-depth knowledge of the industry‘ and ‘is very experienced in handling project contracts‘.

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

The dispute resolution team at Rahmat Lim & Partners has experience across a full range of contentious matters and attracts praise for its ‘knowledge of the local environment‘. Practice head Jack Yow focuses corporate, banking, industrial relations and employment law litigation, while Chong Yee Leong heads the projects and international arbitration practice, which includes Kamilah Kasim and strong junior partnerAllen Choong who has particular projects disputes and international arbitration experience. Other names to note include Chong Boon Leong for arbitration and arbitration-related disputes and commercial litigators Daphne Koo and Yap Yeow Han.

Malaysia > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Kamilah KasimRahmat Lim & Partners

Rahmat Lim & Partners combines its projects and international arbitration teams to offer clients advice through every stage of infrastructure, energy and construction projects. Chong Yee Leong, who focuses on of energy, oil and gas, power and infrastructure-related international arbitration, heads up the team alongside Kamilah Kasim, who handles a range of contentious and non-contentious instructions.