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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

ICO signals progress of General Data Protection Regulation

August 31st, 2015


The UK’s Deputy Information Commissioner David Smith has suggested that detail about the contents of the draft General Data Protection Regulation should emerge by December this year. Mr Smith, in his blog last week, stated that trilogue negotiations between the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Commission are progressing well and that all parties are working to find a workable compromise between their individual texts. According to Mr Smith, a planned timetable which runs until… Read more…

Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s Report 2014 highlights an increasing global approach to data protection

June 30th, 2015


The new Irish Data Protection Commissioner (‘DPC’) Helen Dixon has published her annual report for 2014. The following are some of the highlights which are grouped below under relevant themes: Importance of DPC’s role and independence In the introductory section the DPC informs us that Christopher Graham, the UK Information Commissioner, was a member of the interview board which appointed her as DPC. No doubt this was done to ensure that a truly objective and reasoned appointment was made for… Read more…

Commission Proposal on new data protection rules supported by Justice Ministers of the Council

June 16th, 2015


On the 15th of June the Justice Ministers in the Council of the European Union reached agreement on a General Approach to the new EU Data Protection Regulation, allowing the debate to move on to the next stage. The Council agreed upon many of the fundamental pillars proposed by the Commission in 2012 which received the backing of the Parliament in March 2014. The General Approach contains an agreement to establish a single set of rules on data protection valid… Read more…

SCL Event Report: Irish Group Data Protection May Seminar

May 26th, 2015


On 7 May 2015, Matheson hosted and sponsored the SCL Irish Group’s breakfast seminar on data security and cyber insurance, which drew an audience of over 100 professionals working in the area of data protection in Ireland and the UK. John O’Connor, Chair of the SCL Irish Group and head of Matheson’s Technology and Commercial Contracts group, commenced the morning by setting out the data security requirements placed on data controllers and processors by legislation. They must maintain “appropriate” security… Read more…

Irish Data Protection Commissioner comments on social media companies in light of Google Spain case

May 20th, 2015


Irish Data Protection Commissioner comments on social media companies in light of  the EU (CJEU) ruling in the Google Spain case.  The case involved a Spanish citizen’s request to be removed from Google’s search index. The CJEU considered the ‘establishment’ test under the 1995 Directive, which states that processing of personal data does not necessarily have to be carried out where the controller is established in order for the Directive to apply – it is sufficient for the processing to… Read more…