SCL Junior Lawyers' Group event: Contracts for clouds: what's in the standard terms of service and what can you negotiate? - Thursday 2 December 2021 @ 1 pm

When: 02/12/2021

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Non-member: £84.00
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Date: Thursday 2 December 2021
Time: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Venue: Online event - joining details will be emailed to attendees ahead of the event.

Hussein Valimahomed, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons LLP


Professor Christopher Millard, Queen Mary University of London and Bristows LLP

Sooner or later, you will be asked to comment on a contract for cloud services. It can be useful to know what to expect, including whether a customer is likely to succeed in requesting any changes to the provider’s standard terms. This webinar will provide an overview of industry practices based on an analysis of the contracts for 40 cloud services. 

  • What’s in a typical cloud contract?
  • How do AWS, Google, and Microsoft deal with issues like choice of law and forum, liability, service levels, termination, and more? 
  • Are standard cloud contracts evolving?
  • When can customers negotiate with cloud providers?

Speaker’s Details:
Christopher Millard
is Professor of Privacy and Information Law and Head of the Cloud Legal Project in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He is also co-director of the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre and is Senior Counsel to the law firm Bristows. He has over 35 years of experience in the technology law field, in both academia and legal practice. He is Editor and Co-Author of Cloud Computing Law (Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition 2021) and is a founding editor of the International Journal of Law and IT and of International Data Privacy Law. Christopher is a Fellow and former Chair of SCL, a past-President of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations, and a past-Chair of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association. He is co-author of Contracts for Clouds Revisited: An Analysis of the Standard Contracts for 40 Cloud Services (free download). 

For a 30% discount off Cloud Computing Law use code ALAUTHC4 at the OUP checkout. The book is also available from Amazon in hardback, paperback, and Kindle formats. 

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