Partner (Foreign Law)

Kamilah’s area of practice includes contentious and non-contentious matters relating to infrastructure projects in Asia. She 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 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 Allen & Gledhill in 2013, Kamilah was a Partner at another large Singapore law firm and was concurrently the co-Principal Partner with its associate Malaysian law firm.

Kamilah is concurrently a Partner in Rahmat Lim & Partners, the Firm's associate firm in Malaysia. To read more about her practice in Malaysia, please click here.

Work Highlights

  • Acting for a developer and sponsor on the development of 2 major oil and gas pipelines namely, an approximately 700 km multi-product pipeline in Peninsular Malaysia and an approximately 660 Trans Sabah gas pipeline in Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Acting for a Chinese construction and engineering company on the development of a 600MW thermal power plant project in Houaphan Provice, Lao PDR.
  • Acting for Malaysia Rail Link on the development of an approximately 600 km double-track bi-directional railway line, known as East Coast Rail Project (ECRL) in Malaysia.