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Anne-Marie Bohan


Anne-Marie Bohan

Anne-Marie Bohan is a partner in both the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group and the FinTech Group at Matheson. As well as advising clients on the establishment and operation of investment funds, Anne-Marie has extensive experience in outsourcing and managed service contracts, technology contracts and data protection, with specific focus on the requirements of financial institutions and service providers in these areas. Anne-Marie has advised on significant number of complex financial services, fund administration and IT outsourcings and off-shorings. She has lectured on IT, data protection and financial services in the Law Society of Ireland, the National University of Ireland Maynooth, and more broadly. She is author of the Ireland chapter in Outsourcing Contracts – a Practical Guide (Lewis, Fourth Ed, 2012) and is co-author of the Irish chapter in PLC’s Outsourcing Guide and of the Irish chapter in Getting the Deal Through’s Data Protection Guide. Visit the Matheson website to read Ann-Marie Bohan’s full website bio.

Recent Articles

On data protection and amnesia: The Advocate General’s Opinion in Google Spain v AEPC

September 18th, 2013


The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) has delivered his non-binding opinion in a case of critical importance currently pending before the CJEU. The case of Google Spain S.L and Google Inc. v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (case C-131/12) revolves around the question of whether or not individuals have a right of erasure of links to information about them contained in a Google search result. The full Opinion of Advocate General Jaaskinen (the… Read more…

Data Protection complaints are alive and well in Ireland

September 15th, 2013


Commissioner’s 2012 annual report shows a further increase in data protection complaints The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) launched its twenty-fourth annual report this week detailing the work carried out by the Commissioner during 2012. The report contains details of the investigations and audits undertaken over the course of the year along with a summary of policy matters and EU activities. The full report is available here.   Increase in data protection complaints The report states that… Read more…

Application of the new European data protection regulation to US companies

May 3rd, 2013


The European Union’s draft data protection regulation (the “Regulation”) contains new and controversial extra-territorial provisions extending the Regulation’s reach to some companies based outside the European Union. Organisations processing personal data about European residents will be subject to the Regulation if they: offer goods or services to data subjects in the European Union; or monitor behaviour of those data subjects (“Profiling”). These rules will bring many US tech companies within the scope of European data protection law, many of which… Read more…

Matheson hosts cloud computing breakfast seminar

May 2nd, 2013


On Wednesday, 1 May 2013 Matheson hosted a Society for Computers and Law (SCL) breakfast seminar entitled “Law and regulation as we move to the Cloud.” John O’Connor, head of the Technology and Commercial Contracts Group, chaired the event which focused on legal and regulatory issues surrounding adoption of cloud computing at enterprise level. Among the issues he discussed were intellectual property rights, changes to terms and conditions, data protection concerns, limitations and exclusions of liability and transparency requirements. Guest… Read more…

Irish Data Protection Commissioner to audit major social media companies

February 14th, 2013


The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (the “DPC”) has stated his intention to carry out scheduled audits of major social media companies that have operations in Ireland. Commissioner Billy Hawkes said that many such companies had their European headquarters in Ireland and therefore they fell under his jurisdiction as Irish Data Protection Commissioner. He added that Ireland had a significant responsibility to the rest of Europe in this regard. Under the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2003, the DPC has powers… Read more…