Dr Aysem Diker Vanberg

Lecturer in Law

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Anglia Law School

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Law

Courses taught: Law

Aysem is a lecturer at Anglia Law School in Chelmsford. She specialises in competition law, IT law and EU law.

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Before entering academia, Aysem worked as an In House Counsel for several international companies.

Aysem obtained her PhD from the University of Essex. Her doctoral research entitled’ An analysis of Article 102 Treaty on the Functioning of European Union in dynamically competitive industries: prospects for change?’ draws on European Competition Law, IT Law, IP Law and economics in order to assess the suitability of the current EU competition law to digital media companies such as Google.

Research interests

Aysem is particularly interested in the interaction and interplay between competition law/IT law and technology.

Areas of research supervision

  • EU law
  • IT law
  • IP law


  • European Union Law
  • Competition Law in the International Context


  • PhD in Law, University of Essex
  • LLM, European Law and International Law, University of Bremen
  • MA, European Studies in Public and Private Management, Bremen University of Applied Sciences
  • LLB, Ankara University Faculty of Law

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of Internet Society/Turkey and England Chapters
  • Fellow, the Higher Education Academy
  • Attorney-at-law, Member of Ankara Bar Association and the Union of Turkish Bar Associations

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarship (2009-2013)

Selected recent publications

Diker Vanberg, A. and Ozkan, A.F., 2013. Yesterday Microsoft, Today Google: Product Designs in High-Tech Markets and Challenges for Competition Law, Competition Journal, 4(1).
Diker Vanberg, A., 2012. From Archie to Google - Search engine providers and emergent challenges in relation to EU competition law European Journal for Law and Technology, 3(1).

Sariibrahimoglu et al LFT Publications, 2002. Telekomünikasyon, Bankacılık, Enerji Sektöründe Üst Kurullar ve Rekabet (The Regulatory Bodies in Telecommunications, Banking, Energy, and Competition, printed in Turkish).

Recent presentations and conferences

26th European Communications Policy Research Conference, Ghent, Belgium, March, 29, 2011, 'Search Engine Dominance in the European Digital Economy' (peer-reviewed selection) funded by the Sir Eric Berthoud Travel Grant
The British & Irish Law, Education and Technology Association Conference, Manchester, UK, April 12, 2011, 'From Archie to Google - Search engine providers and emergent challenges in relation to EU competition law' (peer-reviewed selection)