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Ruslan Sulaimanov is an associate based in King & Spalding's Dubai office. He also regularly works with King & Spalding’s Abu Dhabi office and affiliated office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ruslan has professional experience in corporate, private equity and secured financing transactions in the GCC region. He is a member of King & Spalding’s Corporate, Finance and Investments Group.

Ruslan has assisted clients across a range of sectors such as food & beverage, healthcare, education, retail trade, technology and e-commerce and oil & gas in the United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries. He also represents clients in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Dubai Creative Cluster Authority, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and other free zones.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Ruslan was a transactional lawyer with the Band 1 national law firm in the Kyrgyz Republic. During his work there, he advised foreign investors and international organizations, including but not limited to International Finance Corporation, international Monetary Fund, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Radio Liberty and Hyatt Regency. 

Ruslan is a fluent Russian speaker.

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Credentials

LL.M. International Commercial Law, Cental European University

LL.B. International & Business Law, American University of Central Asia

BB.A., American University of Central Asia, Business Administration

English

Russian

Matters

Alarabi Investments Company Limited - an investment company based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, in relation to its investment into an education technology company based in the United Arab Emirates, which provides technology-focused and integrated courses. The investment was made through a corporate vehicle registered in the Abu Dhabi Global Market and was part of the global expansion strategy to the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - a premier oil & gas exploration and production company, in connection with the approximate US$20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.

BlueApple Healthcare - on the corporate and financing aspects of a greenfield development healthcare project in Abu Dhabi.

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Alarabi Investments Company Limited - an investment company based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, in relation to its investment into an education technology company based in the United Arab Emirates, which provides technology-focused and integrated courses. The investment was made through a corporate vehicle registered in the Abu Dhabi Global Market and was part of the global expansion strategy to the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - a premier oil & gas exploration and production company, in connection with the approximate US$20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.

BlueApple Healthcare - on the corporate and financing aspects of a greenfield development healthcare project in Abu Dhabi.

Delivery Hero AG - on the corporate restructuring and acquisition of Carriage, a leading regional online and mobile food ordering and delivery company. The transaction has been shortlisted by the International Financial Law Review 2017 Middle East awards for "M&A Deal of the Year" and was recognized as Islamic Finance News' corporate finance deal of the year for 2017.

Emirates Hospital Group - on the corporate restructuring and acquisition of various medical facilities in the United Arab Emirates and abroad. 

A family owned business – on the corporate restructuring of the client’s operations in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia and putting in place a structure in the Abu Dhabi Global Market which has allowed the business to create a framework for USD 225mln investments in its assets through the use of secured Islamic financing documents. 

Gulf Capital - assisted the team on the acquisition of a food & beverage related business in Saudi Arabia through a secured Mudaraba financing transaction and a structure in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Laureate Education - assisted the team on the corporate issues for operations in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

leading regional private equity firm - assisted the team with advising on a refinancing of its existing facility with major bank.

MUFG Bank, Ltd. – assisted the team with advising on a new $150,000,000 financing for PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama, together with amendments to an existing US$100,000,000 facility.

NBK Capital - assisted the team on the corporate and financing aspects related to an acquisition and leaseback of an educational institution in Dubai.

NMC Healthcare - assisted the team on the corporate restructuring and acquisition of medical centers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (Wa'ed) – assisted the team with advising on the acquisition of an early stage online platform for fitness and sports in Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Based Industrial Energy Corporation – on putting together a two-level corporate structure in the Abu Dhabi Global Market for the client to be able to have full control over the onshore company in Abu Dhabi providing energy related consultancy services. Under this structure, the client would have beneficial interests in, and management rights over, the entities formed in the Abu Dhabi Global Market pursuant to certain contractual arrangements secured among other things through share charges registered in the Abu Dhabi Global Market. 

Various regional investors - advised on a number of acquisitions and establishments of businesses through the secured Mudaraba financing transactions and/or structures in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market and other free zones in the United Arab Emirates.

Wadi Makkah – advised in relation to a structure through Abu Dhabi Global Market and multiple acquisitions of early stage companies in Saudi Arabia.

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May 17, 2018
MEasure - Spring 2018

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Matters

Alarabi Investments Company Limited - an investment company based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, in relation to its investment into an education technology company based in the United Arab Emirates, which provides technology-focused and integrated courses. The investment was made through a corporate vehicle registered in the Abu Dhabi Global Market and was part of the global expansion strategy to the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - a premier oil & gas exploration and production company, in connection with the approximate US$20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.

BlueApple Healthcare - on the corporate and financing aspects of a greenfield development healthcare project in Abu Dhabi.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Alarabi Investments Company Limited - an investment company based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, in relation to its investment into an education technology company based in the United Arab Emirates, which provides technology-focused and integrated courses. The investment was made through a corporate vehicle registered in the Abu Dhabi Global Market and was part of the global expansion strategy to the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - a premier oil & gas exploration and production company, in connection with the approximate US$20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.

BlueApple Healthcare - on the corporate and financing aspects of a greenfield development healthcare project in Abu Dhabi.

Delivery Hero AG - on the corporate restructuring and acquisition of Carriage, a leading regional online and mobile food ordering and delivery company. The transaction has been shortlisted by the International Financial Law Review 2017 Middle East awards for "M&A Deal of the Year" and was recognized as Islamic Finance News' corporate finance deal of the year for 2017.

Emirates Hospital Group - on the corporate restructuring and acquisition of various medical facilities in the United Arab Emirates and abroad. 

A family owned business – on the corporate restructuring of the client’s operations in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia and putting in place a structure in the Abu Dhabi Global Market which has allowed the business to create a framework for USD 225mln investments in its assets through the use of secured Islamic financing documents. 

Gulf Capital - assisted the team on the acquisition of a food & beverage related business in Saudi Arabia through a secured Mudaraba financing transaction and a structure in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Laureate Education - assisted the team on the corporate issues for operations in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

leading regional private equity firm - assisted the team with advising on a refinancing of its existing facility with major bank.

MUFG Bank, Ltd. – assisted the team with advising on a new $150,000,000 financing for PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama, together with amendments to an existing US$100,000,000 facility.

NBK Capital - assisted the team on the corporate and financing aspects related to an acquisition and leaseback of an educational institution in Dubai.

NMC Healthcare - assisted the team on the corporate restructuring and acquisition of medical centers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (Wa'ed) – assisted the team with advising on the acquisition of an early stage online platform for fitness and sports in Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Based Industrial Energy Corporation – on putting together a two-level corporate structure in the Abu Dhabi Global Market for the client to be able to have full control over the onshore company in Abu Dhabi providing energy related consultancy services. Under this structure, the client would have beneficial interests in, and management rights over, the entities formed in the Abu Dhabi Global Market pursuant to certain contractual arrangements secured among other things through share charges registered in the Abu Dhabi Global Market. 

Various regional investors - advised on a number of acquisitions and establishments of businesses through the secured Mudaraba financing transactions and/or structures in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market and other free zones in the United Arab Emirates.

Wadi Makkah – advised in relation to a structure through Abu Dhabi Global Market and multiple acquisitions of early stage companies in Saudi Arabia.

Insights

Newsletter

May 17, 2018
MEasure - Spring 2018

View all

Credentials

LL.M. International Commercial Law, Cental European University

LL.B. International & Business Law, American University of Central Asia

BB.A., American University of Central Asia, Business Administration

English

Russian