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V&A LAW CENTRE, 11TH AVENUE CORNER 39TH STREET, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 1634, METRO MANILA, MANILA, PHILIPPINES
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Pauline Marie Gairanod

Tel:
Work +6329886088
Email:
Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Work Department

Corporate Law and Special Projects Department

Position

Associate

Career

Ms. Gairanod’s specific corporate and commercial law practice areas include data privacy, mergers and acquisitions, competition, energy, procurement and Public-Private Partnership projects.

Particularly as part of her extensive data privacy law practice, Ms. Gairanod assists companies in various industries, including healthcare, insurance and reinsurance, asset management, personnel recruitment, logistics, financing and business process outsourcing, in their compliance with data privacy regulations in the Philippines. Ms. Gairanod has drafted various agreements relating to data sharing for commercial purposes and outsourcing of data processing, conducted due diligence on the operations and external commercial arrangements of entities in data-intensive industries to identify potential violations of data privacy laws and other risk areas, and provided legal advice on the commensurability of the data privacy security measures of clients.  Ms. Gairanod has likewise acted as a lecturer and resource speaker on data privacy law in various fora. Ms. Gairanod is scheduled to lecture at the 13th National Medical Students Summit on compliance by hospitals and medical professionals with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and at the 2nd Data Privacy Summit on managing privacy complaints.

As to her general corporate and commercial law practice, Ms. Gairanod has advised foreign investors in structuring investments in the Philippines, assisted in the execution of joint venture/shareholders and investment agreements, facilitated contentious corporate acquisitions and prepared transaction documents for buy/sell side in several acquisition transactions involving private and public companies, and represented clients before the Philippine Competition Commission for compliance with notification requirements and approvals.

Ms. Gairanod also recently acted as the coach of a Philippine law school’s team in the regional rounds of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot Court Competition.

Languages

English, Filipino

Member

Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Women Lawyers’ Circle

Education

Ms. Gairanod obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 2016 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2017. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Political Science, minor in Economics. In 2015, Ms. Gairanod won the University of Oxford – Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition International Rounds in the United Kingdom after winning the Asia Pacific Rounds of the same competition in China in 2014. She was also awarded Best Oralist of the Championship Round and ranked 4th in the Over-all Top 10 Speakers in the International Rounds. In 2012, she was bestowed the Justice Ines Luciano Best Mooter Award in the International Humanitarian Law National Moot Court Competition.

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