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Saranpaal Calais



Saranpaal Calais



Saranpaal is a technology and digital lawyer, advising clients in APAC on a wide range of strategic technology transactions including tech-driven collaborations and joint ventures, digital transformation projects, software development and licensing, cloud computing and complex commercial contracting.

Saranpaal regularly advises on the tech and data aspects of fintech, ecommerce, payments, insurtech and digital assets, and well as on the commercialisation of emerging technologies including AI, blockchain, and advanced robotics. Saranpaal also advises on the operational aspects of mobile telecoms and digital infrastructure deals.

Saranpaal has significant experience advising on technology and operational separation and transition issues for complex M&A transactions, as well as on Australian privacy and data protection compliance.

Saranpaal has spent time seconded to two of Australia’s largest banks leading negotiations on enterprise-wide strategic digital transformation projects. In 2015, Saranpaal co-founded a technology company that developed a data analytics platform for the aviation industry.

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Blog Post: 11 November 2022

Australian Government to increase penalties for privacy violations and expand enforcement powers of the OAIC

The Australian House of Representatives voted in support of new legislation that aims to increase penalties for privacy breaches (on 9 November 2022).

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Publications: 14 February 2022

Podcast: APAC M&A Insights: What’s driving tech M&A in Asia Pacific and what should investors be wary of?

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Experience highlights



Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
NSW 2000

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Sydney, 2010 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Aeronautical (Space), University of Sydney, 2008

Other noteworthy experience


  • PEXA, Australia’s online property exchange network, on the technology, data and IP aspects of its dual-track process and subsequent AUD1.62bn trade sale
  • The world's largest infrastructure asset manager (MIRA) and a pension fund (the Public Sector Pension Investment Board) on the technology, data and IP aspects of their AUD1.6bn acquisition of a 40-year concession to operate South Australia's land titles registry
  • (KDDI) on the Australian telecommunication regulatory aspects of an autonomous automobile venture
  • A sovereign investment fund on its proposed entry into a joint venture with a leading peer-to-peer lending platform for expansion into Indonesia and across South-East Asia
  • A major SE Asian transportation network company on a strategic payments technology collaboration arrangement with a major retail chain
  • A major SE Asian transportation network company on a strategic payments technology and fleet collaboration arrangements with a major logistics group
  • A major Indonesian telco on the engagement of a global management consultancy to drive a significant enterprise wide digital transformation program, and associated transactions
  • A US Private Equity Fund on the operational and commercial aspects of a “build to suit” tower joint venture in the Philippines partnering with a regional tower operator
  • A Philippines Conglomerate on a Data Centre platform joint venture, partnering with a regional data centre operator to build and operate a number of sites in the Philippines.