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Saranpaal Calais

Senior Associate


Saranpaal Calais

Senior Associate


Saranpaal is a technology and digital lawyer, advising extensively on technology, data and IP driven collaborations and joint ventures, large-scale digital transformation projects, data privacy, software development and licensing, cloud computing and general commercial advisory work. Saranpaal also has experience advising on the technology and data aspects of ecommerce and payments, fintech, digital health and insurtech.

He has acted for private sector and government clients on complex, transformative technology transactions across the Asia Pacific region.

Saranpaal has spent 12 months on secondment at the Commonwealth Bank and 6 months at Westpac Bank advising on enterprise-wide digital transformation projects, leading vendor negotiations and advising key business, technology and executive stakeholders.

In 2015, Saranpaal co-founded a technology company that developed a data analytics platform for the aviation industry.

News & insights

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Publications: 07 MAY 2021

Foreign subsidies under the EU microscope

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission (EC) published a draft Regulation aimed at remedying distortions in the EU single market caused by companies receiving subsidies from non-EU entities.

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Blog Post: 07 MAY 2021

How protected are your drug formulations in your transactions?

Drug formulations are incredibly valuable to pharmaceutical businesses; however, they often get overlooked during transactions.  This can create risk for both the seller and buyer of the assets. For…

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News: 05 MAY 2021

A&O advising TripActions on its acquisition of Reed & Mackay

Lawyers from Allen & Overy’s M&A team are advising Sillicon Valley-based TripActions on its acquisition of high-end travel, meetings and events business Reed & Mackay.  

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Publications: 02 MARCH 2021

Update from on the ground: Draft Cyber Security Law – Implications for business in the ICT sector in Myanmar

On the morning of 1 February 2021, in response to allegations of voter fraud, Vice-President Myint Swe (who has since assumed the role of acting President) declared a State of Emergency for one year…

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

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