Ruslan specialises in M&A, venture capital and private equity transactions, as well as joint ventures, both in Russian and cross-border projects. Ruslan also has extensive experience in legal support of technological transactions and IT-projects. Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in 2018, Ruslan worked at the legal department of a well-known Internet company and, after that, at a Russian law firm.
Some of Ruslan’s experience highlights include*:
Advising Vezet Group on sale of its software and call centres to Yandex.Taxi.
Combination of ride-hailing businesses of Yandex and Uber in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus and Georgia (the combined business valuing at $3.725 billion).
Acquisition of the online auto classifieds business Auto.ru by Yandex for approximately $175 million.
Acquisition of the advertising technology platform ADFOX by Yandex for approximately $11.3 million.
Acquisition of the taxi fleet management software business Ros.Taxi by Yandex for up to RUB 1 billion.
Acquisition of the online price comparison and bidding platform PriceLabs by Yandex.
Advising iTech Capital II on acquisition of shares of a legal online service Amulex.
Advising a Russian management company on a venture capital transaction in relation to an online advertising platform business.
Advising the seller in relation to the acquisition by Alfa-Bank of the Russian master franchisee of Sbarro.
Establishment of a joint venture between Yandex and the education holding Prosvescheniye in relation to creation of an online education platform for schools.
Acqui-hiring of the mobile software development studio Any Void by Yandex.
Advising a company providing an image and video processing service on licensing of its technologies.
Performing a full scale in-depth due diligence over a port in Far East of Russia for an LSE listed international company.
*including projects before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP.