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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

PRISM/Facebook: High Court refers to ECJ on Safe Harbour

June 26th, 2014


On 18 June 2014, Mr Justice Hogan delivered his judgment to the High Court to refer the judicial review case of Schrems v. the Data Protection Commissioner (the “DPC”) to the ECJ. This case was brought before the High Court by Maximillian Schrems, an Austrian student. Schrems alleged that the DPC had erred in law in his decision not to investigate that data processed by Facebook (and subsequently transferred to the USA) is not given adequate data protection, despite the… Read more…

The Society for Computers and Law Irish Group launches at Matheson’s Dublin office.

May 29th, 2014


Pictured at the launch of The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) Irish group at Matheson’s offices in Dublin’s docklands are John O’Connor; Denise Farnsworth, Microsoft and Nick Haworth, AIB plc.   The SCL has a global membership of legal professionals working on areas including technology, outsourcing and cloud contracts, data protection and e-commerce. Its mission is to maintain and expand a community of IT lawyers to provide thought leadership, best practice, education and standards in these areas.   The… Read more…

Summary of the DPC’s Annual Report 2013

May 14th, 2014


The Data Protection Commissioner’s Annual Report 2013 The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, launched his Annual Report for 2013 on 12 May 2014. The report summarises activities of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (“ODPC”) during 2013 by reference to particular investigations and audits carried out. The report also elaborates upon policy matters and activities at an EU and international level. The report starts with reference to Edward Snowden and the importance of data protection in modern society and… Read more…

European Court of Justice declares Data Retention Directive invalid

May 8th, 2014


The European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”), in its judgment delivered on 8 April 2014, has declared invalid the EU Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) (the “Directive”).  The matter of validity of the Directive was referred to the ECJ by two joined cases, one from Ireland and one from Austria.  The issue prompting these cases was the question surrounding the legality of national measures concerning the retention of data relating to electronic communications. In the wake of the London bombings of… Read more…

UK Court of Appeal finds that information may not be subject to a common law lien

March 26th, 2014


Your Response Limited v Datateam Business Media Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 218 As an update to our previous post on this issue, on 14 March the UK Court of appeal decided that liens cannot be held over electronic data contained in a database. In this case, a data hosting service provider tried to exercise a lien over a database that it hosted for a customer when the customer failed to pay its fees under contract. While common law liens do… Read more…