Our team has the deep knowledge and resources required to help clients navigate the rapidly evolving business challenges that arise from the use or provision of cloud-based and “as-a-service” platforms.
We understand that a successful cloud or as-a-service transaction should establish a flexible and long-term framework that can adapt as the organization’s business evolves. We regularly work with both users and providers of such platforms and services to structure and negotiate practical, straightforward contracts that are built-to-last and focused on long-term, mutually beneficial business outcomes.
We have extensive experience not only with commercial transactions for the procurement and provision of cloud-based services, but also with the complex privacy, data security, and regulatory issues that impact cloud and as-a-service offerings in key jurisdictions around the world, including the United States, the European Union, Japan, and China—and with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, and private equity investments in the cloud sector.
We advise clients on legal and business issues that arise in all types of cloud-based and as-a-service offerings, including:
While we are first and foremost legal advisors with deep experience in legal issues that arise in technology agreements, our broad work across a large number of transactions also gives us keen insights into the practical business issues that drive the contracting process. We are just at home discussing the best service-level mechanisms or fee structures that might properly incentivize a vendor as we are negotiating the finer points of indemnification provisions. We strive to achieve the best results for our clients from both a legal and a business point of view, which means our advice goes beyond the contractual boilerplate.
For example, we have the experience needed to assist clients with such key considerations as: