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Rahmat Lim & Partners, Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

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Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani

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Rahmat Lim & Partners

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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.


Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Rahmat Lim & Partners merged its projects practice with its international arbitration team in 2018; it now has five partners doing largely energy- and projects-related work. 'Commercial, strategic' litigator Kamilah Kasim 'understands construction industry norms and gets straight to the point'; she heads the practice jointly with international arbitrator Chong Yee Leong. Kasim also handles non-contentious matters, advising Malaysia Rail Link on its 640km railway line between the Greater Klang Valley and the East Coast of peninsular Malaysia (a project that has since been suspended). Pipelines are another area of deep expertise for the practice. Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani is also recommended.

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