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Kamilah Kasim

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Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

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

Position

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.

Career

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 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 Lawyer in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate and 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”.

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.

Languages

English and Bahasa Malaysia.

Education

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


Malaysia

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Especially strong in litigating for financial institutions and multinational companies, the team at Rahmat Lim & Partners is led by Jack Yow and international arbitrator and construction expert Chong Yee Leong. They are supported by energy and engineering specialists Allen Choong and Kamilah Kasim; Chong Boon Leong, who is almost exclusively dedicated to international arbitration; and corporate and commercial disputes partners Daphne Khoo and Yap Yeow Han. Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, Kontron Asia Pacific Design and Network Corporate Finance count among the team's clients.

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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Kamilah Kasim - Rahmat Lim & Partners

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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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Kamilah Kasim - Rahmat Lim & Partners

Within: Real estate and construction

Lee Yee Ling heads the practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners, which is very strong in corporate real estate as well as construction. Lee advised Bridge Data Centre Malaysia on its purchase of one million square feet of data centres from Permodalan Nasional. On the corporate side, Ho Wei Lih acted for Tokyu Land on its collaboration with Titijaya Land to subscribe to RM47m-worth of shares in Epoch Property. Amelia Koo and Kamilah Kasim are also singled out.

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