September 22, 2017
Kemal Hawa of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will present as a moderator at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Technology and IP Forum, Oct. 12 at Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia office.
Hawa will moderate the panel titled, “Strategic Partnerships in the Cloud: Key Legal Issues Associated With The Delivery of Content at the Edge” and will discuss the common types of agreements – e.g., data back-up, outsourcing of IT, and content distribution associated with doing business “in the cloud.” Speakers will explore key issues that should be considered by in-house counsel when structuring contracts with cloud vendors, including the allocation of liability among the various parties, responsibility for the end user’s experience, and service level agreements, among many others. The speakers will provide practical guidance and tips for negotiating these cloud services agreements, and spotlight the traps to avoid.
Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media, and technology industries, domestically and internationally. He regularly advises public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and creditors’ committees on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, investments, financing arrangements, licensing agreements, and commercial transactions. Hawa assists clients with the negotiation of transactions in the cloud computing space, including the negotiation of data center and co-location leases, globally. He also has significant experience in the negotiation of network infrastructure transactions, including submarine cable systems (builds, financings, and capacity procurement), as well as terrestrial fiber optic network transactions.
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