Partner

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”. In Chambers Asia-Pacific, she is ranked Band 1 for Projects, Infrastructure & Energy, and 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”. According to a client, Kamilah is "extremely sharp and efficient, very commercially minded and always thinking in the client’s best commercial interests, as well as being extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter and a very effective negotiator." She is endorsed by clients 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.

Kamilah is concurrently a partner in Allen & Gledhill, the Firm’s associate firm in Singapore.To read more about her practice in Singapore, please click here.

Work Highlights

  • Advising Malaysian Rail Link Berhad on the contract administration of the EPC Contract for the ECRL Project, which is a 640km railway link connecting different parts of the East coast region with the West coast region in Malaysia.
  • Advising, reviewing and drafting the construction documents for MRT Services Sdn. Bhd. including the build only and design and build contracts, assisting with drafting of the employer’s requirements, in relation to the Rapid Transit System Link Project within Malaysia and up to the border of Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Advising, drafting and reviewing project documents for a client in respect of the Nitrile Butadine Latex Plant in Pengerang, Johor including the Terminal Usage Agreement, the Butadiene Sale and Purchase Agreement, the Centralised Emergency and Fire Services Agreement, the Site Services Agreements, the Nitrogen Supply Agreement and the Utility Supply Agreements (Electricity and Steam, Water, Air and Fuel Gas).

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