Gilda Villaran specializes in business immigration law. She advises clients on the international relocation of executives and highly skilled workers, specifically to obtain business visas and temporary work permits in Canada, permanent residence and Canadian citizenship. Gilda has specific expertise in North American Free Trade Agreement and regulatory exemptions which fast tracks the processing of certain temporary work permit applications, namely for intra-company transferees, professionals and other skilled workers. Before joining Fasken, Gilda worked in Peru, her native country, and in France as a research associate in various business sectors with the Institut européen d'administration des affaires (INSEAD graduate business school). Gilda is a Fulbright scholar and attended Yale Law School, where she earned both a master’s degree and a Juris Doctor. Her doctoral thesis was supervised by Professors Henry Hansmann, Peter Schuck and Oliver Williamson (Nobel Prize for Economics 2009).