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Anne-Marie Bohan

Partner

Dublin

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Anne-Marie Bohan "provides excellent advice on data protection and IT related matters"

ILO Client Choice Awards

Expertise

Anne-Marie Bohan is a partner in both the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group and the FinTech Group at Matheson, and is head of the Outsourcing Group. She advises on all aspects of outsourcing, information technology law and e-commerce law, with specific focus on the requirements of financial institutions and financial services providers in these areas.

Anne-Marie has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts for the development, sale, purchase and licensing of hardware, software and IT systems for both suppliers and users of IT within the financial services industry and across a broad range of other industries. She has also acted in some of the largest value and most complex IT and telecommunications systems and services outsourcing contracts, including advising on the largest and highest value financial services outsourcing to date, in Ireland. Anne-Marie's practice also includes advising a broad range of clients on data protection and privacy issues, including employee data protection issues.

Anne-Marie has written numerous articles on electronic commerce, internet, security issues, data protection and copyright law and contributed the Ireland chapter to Outsourcing Contracts - A Practical Guide in 2009. She has also spoken at conferences on IT and electronic commerce issues, including electronic signatures, internet security, e-commerce and data protection. She also contributed the Irish chapter to Getting the Deal Through E-Commerce in both 2002 and 2003 and has lectured as part of the Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Electronic Commerce. Anne-Marie was a member of the Matheson team which advised the Department of Public Enterprise on the drafting of the Electronic Commerce Act 2000.

Anne-Marie is the 2017 International Law Office Client Choice award winner for IT and Internet Law in Ireland.

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Experience Highlights

Anne-Marie has advised:

  • a major multinational IT services company on the outsourcing of it by one of Ireland's largest financial institutions of its IT infrastructure services
  • in relation to IT and BPO outsourcings for financial services and corporate clients, both intra-group and on a third party basis
  • a major multinational software company with its European operating centre in Ireland in relation to outsourcing of IT and other services, covering manufacturing, logistics, cash and accounts management and contact centre requirements, including the largest outsourcing of IT manufacturing services to date in Ireland
  • in relation to the establishment of the internet/e-commerce platform, legal framework, security environment and internet banking terms and conditions for one of Ireland's leading financial institutions, including all data protection issues arising in connection with the move to an online environment
  • on the structuring of electronic wallet and electronic money products and the application of the E-Money Directive
  • on the provision of on-line financial services and systems, covering systems that are customer-facing as well as those facilitating interaction with intermediaries, including issues arising under electronic commerce and distance selling regulations
  • on the procurement and implementation of IT systems and services for financial services, corporate and public sector clients
  • in relation to data protection policies related to collection and processing of customer data, including drafting of data protection notices and scripts and policies on intra-group sharing of information, and on direct marketing issues
  • on data subject access requests, including in the context of contentious situations
  • on and drafting data processing agreements for both controllers and processors
  • in relation to employee privacy and data protection issues, including drafting and advising on electronic communication usage and monitoring policies, monitoring and surveillance of employees, and use of information as evidence in disciplinary hearings
  • on centralised databases of employee and customer personal data, including advices in respect of transfer outside the EEA
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Accolades

Recognised for Information Technology Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

Clients describe Anne-Marie Bohan as a "funds specialist" who is "very approachable, sensible and has a nice way about her".
Chambers Global 2017

Client Choice Award Winner for IT and Internet Law in Ireland
International Law Office 2017

Anne-Marie is "at the forefront of thought leadership; she is commercial, practical and a trusted adviser."
International Law Office 2017

Anne-Marie "provides excellent advice on data protection and IT related matters; she offers her clients very pragmatic guidance on how best to meet their regulatory obligations."
International Law Office 2017

Anne-Marie is "an approachable, practical, efficient, knowledgeable and hardworking practitioner."
International Law Office 2017

Information Technology expert
2015 Women in Business Law

Anne-Marie Bohan is recommended.
European Legal 500 2015

Information Technology expert
Who’s Who Legal 100 2014

Technology, Media and Telecommunications expert
2014 Women in Business Law

Anne-Marie Bohan is recommended.
European Legal 500 2014

Anne-Marie Bohan is "strong in the area of outsource contracts".
European Legal 500 2014

Anne-Marie Bohan is "very pragmatic, she's very responsive, gives good sensible advice".
IFLR1000 2014

Anne-Marie Bohan is described as a "clever and commercial person who sees all sorts of angles in matters". She handles a range of technology issues, with noteworthy experience in the financial services industry.
Chambers Europe 2013

Anne-Marie is also recognised as a leading lawyer by a number of international legal directories, including Chambers Global, European Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers.

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Education

Trinity College Dublin (LLB)

Related Practice Areas
Matheson Asset Management and Investment Funds Group

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