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Negotiating Cloud Computing Contracts

September 7, 2021

11:00 AM ET // 5:00 PM CET

This webinar is hosted by the ITechLaw Technology Sourcing Committee



Join us for an interactive fireside chat where Sam De Silva and Adrian Sim discuss pragmatic ways to negotiate the cloud computing contracts including the often tricky aspect of audit rights.  The discussion will explore the concerns of cloud vendors and customers and provide practical guidance about what provisions may be negotiable, and how to manage and mitigate risks, especially around those provisions which cloud vendors rarely move on.  Sam and Adrian will get into the nitty-gritty of one of the key issues about how far cloud vendors are willing to go to address regulatory requirements for customers of cloud services to ensure that customers and/or the relevant regulator have a right to conduct audits.


Adrian Sim, Partner, IT & Digital, Bristows LLP, United Kingdom

Adrian is a partner at Bristows, a leading technology law firm headquartered in London, UK.  Adrian is a leading technology transactional lawyer with recognized expertise in negotiating and advising on business-critical technology deals. Adrian has market-leading experience advising clients on digital transformation, cloud, and outsourcing deals.



Dr. Sam De Silva, Technology and Outsourcing Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, United Kingdom

Dr. Sam De Silva is a technology and outsourcing Partner in the London office of the international law firm, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, and is the immediate past Chair of the Technology Sourcing Committee of ITechLaw. Sam is named in the Who’s Who of Information Technology 2021, Who’s Who of Data Privacy and Protection 2021, and the Who’s Who of Data Security 2021 as both a Global Leader and Thought Leader in those areas of law. Sam was the UK representative on the EU Commission’s Expert Group on Cloud Computing Contracts and is the current UK representative on the IT Law Committee of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). Sam is also an expert in legal risk management having been the Co-Chair of the ISO Working Group which developed the first ISO standard on the management of legal risk (ISO 31022).