Dr Aysem Diker Vanberg LLM, PhD in Competition Law

Senior Lecturer in Law

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Aysem Diker Vanberg

Dr Aysem Diker Vanberg

Senior Lecturer in Law


I am a Senior Lecturer in Law at the School of Law & Criminology specialising in EU Competition Law and IT Law.

I am responsible for teaching EU Competition Law at postgraduate level. At undergraduate level I teach Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law and Advocacy and Ethics.

Prior to joining the University of Greenwich, I worked at Anglia Ruskin University as a Senior Lecturer and at the University of Essex as an Associate Lecturer and Research Associate.

Before moving to the UK, I qualified as a lawyer in Turkey and worked as a lead In-house counsel for multinational companies including MAN Nutzfahzeuge AG and Cimpor Cimentos de Portugal.

I have an LLM in European and International Law from the University of Bremen and an LLB from the University of Ankara, Turkey.

I hold a PhD in Competition Law from the University of Essex. My doctoral thesis entitled "An analysis of the application of Article 102 Treaty on the Functioning of European Union to platform-based businesses: Google as a case study" draws on Competition Law, Commercial Law, EU Law, economics and IT Law in order to assess the suitability of EU competition law to digital platforms such as Google and Facebook.

Law

Law

Awards

  • University of Essex, PhD Scholarship (2010-2013)

Recognition

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Internet Society, England and Turkey Chapters
  • Associate at Essex Centre for Comparative and European Law
  • Member of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations

Research / Scholarly interests

My research interests lie in Competition Law, Data Protection, Privacy, IT Law, and Commercial Law. I am particularly interested in the interaction and interplay between Competition Law and technology - including online platforms and data protection in the context of big data.

My PhD thesis drew on International Competition Law, Commercial Law, EU Law, economics and IT Law in order to assess the suitability of the current EU competition law to platform-based businesses such as Google.

As a result of my ongoing research on the right to data portability, in March 2018 I was invited to participate in a Roundtable Discussion by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

In February 2018, I published an article on data protection in the UK post-Brexit. It attracted media attention and on May 24 2018, I was invited to contribute a piece in financial newspaper City A.M. as well as appear on BBC Television (Look East) as a legal expert discussing the impact of the GDPR on consumers and businesses.

Recent publications

Book Chapter

  • Aysem Diker Vanberg & Johanna Hoekstra 'Private Enforcement of Competition Law through Arbitration: Is it an effective instrument to have access to justice?' In: Access to Justice in Arbitration: Concept, Context and Practice, Wolters Kluwer (Forthcoming January 2020)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Aysem Diker Vanberg 'The Right to privacy in the EU' International Journal of Human Rights (Forthcoming 2020)
  • Aysem Diker Vanberg & Johanna Hoekstra 'The proposed directive for the supply of digital content: is it fit for purpose? (2019) International Review of Law, Computers and Technology.
  • Aysem Diker Vanberg & Maelya Maunick, 'Data protection in the UK post-Brexit: the only certainty is uncertainty' (2018) 32(1) International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 190-206.
  • Aysem Diker Vanberg, 'The Right to Data Portability in the GDPR: What lessons can be learned from the EU experience' (2018) 21 (7) Journal of Internet Law, 1-22.
  • Aysem Diker Vanberg & Mehmet Bilal Unver, 'The right to data portability in the GDPR and EU Competition Law: odd couple or dynamic duo?' 2017 8(1) European Journal of Law and Technology 1-22.
  • Aysem Diker Vanberg & Ahmet Fatih Ozkan, 'Yesterday Microsoft, Today Google: Product Designs in High-Tech Markets and Challenges for Competition Law' (2013) 14(1) Competition Journal, 111-212.
  • Aysem Diker Vanberg, 'From Archie to Google: Search engine providers and emergent challenges in relation to EU competition law', (2012) 3(1) European Journal of Law and Technology, 1-18.

Presentations

  • Presentation at Royal Holloway, University of London, Paper entitled 'Private Enforcement of Competition Law through Arbitration.' June 7, 2019.
  • Presentation at the British & Irish Law, Education and Technology Association Conference, University of Aberdeen April 2019, Paper entitled 'The right to data portability in the context of social media platforms' (peer-reviewed selection).
  • Presentation at the British & Irish Law, Education and Technology Association Conference, University of Aberdeen April 2018, Paper entitled 'A critical analysis of the Directive for the Supply of Digital Content' (peer-reviewed selection).
  • Presentation at the British & Irish Law, Education and Technology Association Conference, Braga, Portugal April 2017, Paper entitled 'Brexit: What does the future hold for data protection in the
    UK' (peer-reviewed selection).
  • Presentation at Anglia Ruskin University, Sports Law Conference, Cambridge August 2016, Paper entitled 'The role of EU in promoting fair competition in sports.'
  • Presentation at the British & Irish Law, Education and Technology Association Conference, University of Hertfordshire, April 2016, Paper entitled 'A critical review of the right to data portability in the GDPR.' (peer-reviewed selection).
  • Presentation at the 26th European Communications Policy Research Conference, Ghent, Belgium, March 29, 2011, Paper entitled 'Search Engine Dominance in the European Digital Economy' (peer-reviewed selection) funded by the Sir Eric Berthoud Travel Grant.
  • Presentation at the British & Irish Law, Education and Technology Association Conference, Manchester, UK, April 12, 2011, Paper entitled 'From Archie to Google - Search engine providers and emergent challenges in relation to EU competition law.' (peer-reviewed selection)