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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Mr Dave Michels, LLB(University of Amsterdam), LLM International Criminal Law (University of Amsterdam), LLM Intellectual Property Law (London School of Economics);


Research Assistant (Cloud Legal Project)

Telephone: 020 7882 3886


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Dave Michels joined the Centre for Commercial Law Studies in July 2017 to work on the Microsoft-funded Cloud Legal Project. He is currently conducting full-time research on various legal aspects of cloud computing, with a particular interest in intellectual property, data protection, and privacy.

Prior to joining CCLS, Dave worked as an Associate at Ofcom, the independent UK regulator for the communications markets. As part of Ofcom’s Strategy and Policy team, Dave analysed trends in communications markets and technology and spearheaded policy projects ranging from net neutrality to the legal separation of telecoms infrastructure companies.

Before joining Ofcom, Dave worked as an Associate for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. In this role, Dave provided legal support and advice to the Judges of Trial Chamber I on international law and human rights issues, including on the trial of Ratko Mladić.

In 2022, the Cloud Legal Project launched on Coursera an innovative online specialisation in Cloud Computing Law. Dave Michels is an instructor in the weeks that cover cloud services, cloud contracts, and cybersecurity regulation.


Research Interests:

Cloud Legal Project


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