Negotiating Cloud Contracts: Capture Benefits and Reduce Risks

05 May 2011 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT

Lorna O'Neill
+44 20 7920 4007

Do you know that many cloud computing contracts are negotiable? Do you have a strategy for adopting cloud computing in your enterprise? Will the adoption of cloud computing introduce avoidable operational and legal risks?

Cloud computing is not a “one size fits all” concept. It describes a set of potential solutions, including “public, private and hybrid” clouds and solutions incorporating infrastructure, platform and software as a service. Both users and providers of cloud computing solutions must know how to navigate serious legal and compliance risks, while striving to achieve the cost savings and flexibility offered by the Cloud.

Morrison & Foerster attorneys across the globe have created this one-hour practical webinar to address issues arising in the adoption of cloud computing. Please join us for a webinar which will explain:

  • The types of cloud deals that can be negotiated.
  • How to negotiate and plan for business continuity risk, including termination events, in a cloud deal.
  • The top legal impediments to concluding cloud deals and how to address them.
  • Which cloud business terms are negotiable and which are not.
  • Data security risks and benefits of different cloud deals.

To provide a worldwide view of the development of cloud computing, attorneys from our offices in the US, UK and Asia will discuss the state of cloud computing in their regions.


  • Chris Ford
    Partner, Washington D.C.
  • Christine Lyon
    Partner, Palo Alto
  • Alistair Maughan
    Partner, London
  • Julian Millstein
    Senior Counselor, New York
  • Gordon Milner
    Partner, Hong Kong

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CALIFORNIA: Morrison & Foerster LLP (Provider #2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State of California in the amount of 1 hour.

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