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Mike Rainey advises lenders and borrowers in connection with their financing needs, focusing on project finance in the GCC and real estate finance and investment in the GCC and Europe.  Mike advises on transactions using both conventional and Shari'ah-compliant financing.

Ranked by The Legal 500 U.K. and The Legal 500 EMEA both as a "leading individual" and for his Islamic finance practice, Mike is also listed in the 2016 Chambers Global guide for Islamic finance, and in the 2016 Chambers Europe and Chambers U.K.guides for banking and finance.

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Credentials

M.Com.Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand, honors

LL.B., University of Otago, New Zealand

B.Comm., University of Otago, New Zealand

Matters

Outbound Real Estate Investment and Finance

Advised KFH Capital Investment Company in the formation of two Shari’ah-compliant UK real estate funds. Following the formation of the funds, King & Spalding advised KFH Capital Investment Company in connection with three property acquisitions, two logistics warehouses in the UK (each single tenanted) and a retail park in Scotland (multi-tenanted). All three transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised a Cayman Islands investment vehicle managed by Dimah Capital Investment Company in connection with an acquisition of a retail park in the UK with 16 tenants and two multi tenanted commercial properties in the UK. All transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company in relation to the provision by it of a Shari’ah-compliant mezzanine development facility to fund the mixed-use development "South Bank Tower" in London (formerly King's Reach Tower). The mezzanine financing was part of a £400 million development facility involving senior Shari’ah-compliant financiers including  ABC International Bank.

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Outbound Real Estate Investment and Finance

Advised KFH Capital Investment Company in the formation of two Shari’ah-compliant UK real estate funds. Following the formation of the funds, King & Spalding advised KFH Capital Investment Company in connection with three property acquisitions, two logistics warehouses in the UK (each single tenanted) and a retail park in Scotland (multi-tenanted). All three transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised a Cayman Islands investment vehicle managed by Dimah Capital Investment Company in connection with an acquisition of a retail park in the UK with 16 tenants and two multi tenanted commercial properties in the UK. All transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company in relation to the provision by it of a Shari’ah-compliant mezzanine development facility to fund the mixed-use development "South Bank Tower" in London (formerly King's Reach Tower). The mezzanine financing was part of a £400 million development facility involving senior Shari’ah-compliant financiers including  ABC International Bank.

Advised a Jersey investment vehicle managed by Dimah Capital Investment Company in connection with the acquisition and financing of a commercial building (single tenant FRI lease) in Amsterdam, Holland.

Advised Arbah-Regent Crescent Finance Limited, a Cayman Islands fund vehicle managed by Arbah Capital in connection with a Shari'ah compliant mezzanine development facility to fund construction of residential units on Park Crescent West, Regent Street, London.

GCC Real Estate Investment and Finance

Advised Arcapita Investment Partners Limited in connection with Ijara financing for the purchase of three residential towers in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi from Mubadala Pramerica. Subsequently advised Arcapita Investment Partners Limited on the contribution of its interest in those properties to Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), forming part of one of the largest REIT contribution transactions in the Middle East.

Advised NBK Capital in connection with the sale and lease back transaction of a school in Dubai and the subsequent refinancing of that property with a Shari’ah-compliant facility secured against the school and the revenues under the lease.

Representation of Arcapita Investment Partners Limited in connection with a sale and lease back transaction of 8 warehouses under construction in Al Quoz, Dubai.

Representation of Al Mal Capital in connection with a sale and leaseback of a school in Dubai financed in part with a Shari’ah-compliant facility secured against the school and revenues under the lease.

Represented Malaz Capital and its CMA funds on financing the purchase of two residential compounds in Saudi Arabia, one in Riyadh and one in the Eastern Province. The Financing was provided by Arab National Bank.

GCC Project Finance

Advised Sharjah Asset Management in its capacity as a 25% shareholder in the project company constructing a 1.8GW power plant in Sharjah, UAE.

Advising a consortium of Masdar and EDF in connection with the project and financing documents for the DAJ 400MW wind farm in Saudi Arabia.

Advised Arabian Company for Water and Power Development on the Shari’ah-compliant financing for an industrial gases project in Saudi Arabia. The project, which is being financed by a debt package from a group of ten banks, is the first industrial gases project to be financed exclusively on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised sponsor in connection with Shari’ah-compliant project financing facilities for the construction of a district cooling project at an airport in Saudi Arabia.

Advised sponsor in connection with Shari’ah-compliant project financing facilities to be extended to finance the construction of a potable water project in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a consortium of investors in connection with the entry into a Shari’ah-compliant financing facility with a Dubai based bank the proceeds of which are being used to construct a hospital on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.

Insights

Newsletter

January 9, 2019
Energy Newsletter - January 2019

Energy Law Exchange

January 9, 2019
Lending to SMEs Through the ADGM Made Easy

Client Alert

December 17, 2018
Lending to SMEs Through the ADGM Made Easy

View all

Matters

Outbound Real Estate Investment and Finance

Advised KFH Capital Investment Company in the formation of two Shari’ah-compliant UK real estate funds. Following the formation of the funds, King & Spalding advised KFH Capital Investment Company in connection with three property acquisitions, two logistics warehouses in the UK (each single tenanted) and a retail park in Scotland (multi-tenanted). All three transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised a Cayman Islands investment vehicle managed by Dimah Capital Investment Company in connection with an acquisition of a retail park in the UK with 16 tenants and two multi tenanted commercial properties in the UK. All transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company in relation to the provision by it of a Shari’ah-compliant mezzanine development facility to fund the mixed-use development "South Bank Tower" in London (formerly King's Reach Tower). The mezzanine financing was part of a £400 million development facility involving senior Shari’ah-compliant financiers including  ABC International Bank.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Outbound Real Estate Investment and Finance

Advised KFH Capital Investment Company in the formation of two Shari’ah-compliant UK real estate funds. Following the formation of the funds, King & Spalding advised KFH Capital Investment Company in connection with three property acquisitions, two logistics warehouses in the UK (each single tenanted) and a retail park in Scotland (multi-tenanted). All three transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised a Cayman Islands investment vehicle managed by Dimah Capital Investment Company in connection with an acquisition of a retail park in the UK with 16 tenants and two multi tenanted commercial properties in the UK. All transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company in relation to the provision by it of a Shari’ah-compliant mezzanine development facility to fund the mixed-use development "South Bank Tower" in London (formerly King's Reach Tower). The mezzanine financing was part of a £400 million development facility involving senior Shari’ah-compliant financiers including  ABC International Bank.

Advised a Jersey investment vehicle managed by Dimah Capital Investment Company in connection with the acquisition and financing of a commercial building (single tenant FRI lease) in Amsterdam, Holland.

Advised Arbah-Regent Crescent Finance Limited, a Cayman Islands fund vehicle managed by Arbah Capital in connection with a Shari'ah compliant mezzanine development facility to fund construction of residential units on Park Crescent West, Regent Street, London.

GCC Real Estate Investment and Finance

Advised Arcapita Investment Partners Limited in connection with Ijara financing for the purchase of three residential towers in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi from Mubadala Pramerica. Subsequently advised Arcapita Investment Partners Limited on the contribution of its interest in those properties to Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), forming part of one of the largest REIT contribution transactions in the Middle East.

Advised NBK Capital in connection with the sale and lease back transaction of a school in Dubai and the subsequent refinancing of that property with a Shari’ah-compliant facility secured against the school and the revenues under the lease.

Representation of Arcapita Investment Partners Limited in connection with a sale and lease back transaction of 8 warehouses under construction in Al Quoz, Dubai.

Representation of Al Mal Capital in connection with a sale and leaseback of a school in Dubai financed in part with a Shari’ah-compliant facility secured against the school and revenues under the lease.

Represented Malaz Capital and its CMA funds on financing the purchase of two residential compounds in Saudi Arabia, one in Riyadh and one in the Eastern Province. The Financing was provided by Arab National Bank.

GCC Project Finance

Advised Sharjah Asset Management in its capacity as a 25% shareholder in the project company constructing a 1.8GW power plant in Sharjah, UAE.

Advising a consortium of Masdar and EDF in connection with the project and financing documents for the DAJ 400MW wind farm in Saudi Arabia.

Advised Arabian Company for Water and Power Development on the Shari’ah-compliant financing for an industrial gases project in Saudi Arabia. The project, which is being financed by a debt package from a group of ten banks, is the first industrial gases project to be financed exclusively on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised sponsor in connection with Shari’ah-compliant project financing facilities for the construction of a district cooling project at an airport in Saudi Arabia.

Advised sponsor in connection with Shari’ah-compliant project financing facilities to be extended to finance the construction of a potable water project in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a consortium of investors in connection with the entry into a Shari’ah-compliant financing facility with a Dubai based bank the proceeds of which are being used to construct a hospital on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.

Insights

Newsletter

January 9, 2019
Energy Newsletter - January 2019

Energy Law Exchange

January 9, 2019
Lending to SMEs Through the ADGM Made Easy

Client Alert

December 17, 2018
Lending to SMEs Through the ADGM Made Easy

View all

Credentials

M.Com.Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand, honors

LL.B., University of Otago, New Zealand

B.Comm., University of Otago, New Zealand