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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

John O’Connor provides an update on Data Protection

April 30th, 2015


John O’Connor provides a timely update on recent Court of Justice of the EU rulings and the requirements for certain businesses regarding Data Protection (i) New Test for Establishment for Data Protection Compliance Purposes As a result of the recent Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruling, many large US based technology, cloud and social media companies will be deemed to have an EU establishment if they have local sales and marketing subsidiaries operating in the EU. The European… Read more…

Matheson hosts Society for Computers and Law (SCL) Irish Group seminar on data protection law

February 9th, 2015


To coincide with Data Protection Day on 28 January 2015, Matheson hosted and sponsored the SCL Irish Group’s breakfast seminar on the latest developments in data protection law. Speaking on the day, Dara Murphy TD, the Minister of State at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for European Affairs and Data Protection noted that “Data Protection Day is the ideal opportunity to remind ourselves as a society of the need to take the protection of… Read more…

Plans for US federal privacy laws announced

January 28th, 2015


Speaking at the US Federal Trade Commission, as a precursor to his recent state of the union address, US President Barack Obama announced plans for the introduction of a suite of legislative changes to deal with cyber threats while safeguarding privacy and civil liberties. The primary proposals, which are summarised briefly below, flow from a number of recent work streams including the blueprint for consumer privacy launched in 2012, the BuySecure initiative launched last year and the findings of a… Read more…

The Council of the European Union releases latest draft of General Data Protection Regulation

January 19th, 2015


The legislative process in respect of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation”) is progressing with the Council of the European Union (the “Council”) releasing the latest version of the draft Regulation on 19 December 2014. Divergence continues to exist between the Council and the European Commission (the “Commission”) and between Member States on a number of issues. An important example of such is in the area of data minimisation. Article 5(c) in the Commission’s text would require personal data to… Read more…

The Law Reform Commission commences Public Consultation on Cyber Crime

November 21st, 2014


The Law Reform Commission has commenced a public consultation on an Issues Paper regarding Cyber Crime Affecting Personal Safety, Privacy and Reputation including Cyber Bullying. The Paper examines both the criminal law and civil remedies including “take-down” orders. The Paper asks for views on 5 main proposals: Whether the harassment offence in section 10 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 should be amended to incorporate a specific reference to cyber-harassment, including indirect cyber-harassment ; Whether there should… Read more…