Anna Gerbrandy

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Prof. Dr. Anna Gerbrandy is a professor of Competition Law at Utrecht University School of Law, the Netherlands.  She is a member of the Research Group Renforce, a member of the research area Institutions for Open Societies, and a co-leader of the focus area Governing the Digital Society. Anna's institutional responsibilities cover both research and education.  Currently, Anna fulfills the position of research director for the department of Law.  She also has extensive lecturing experience in both the Netherlands and abroad. Furthermore, Anna holds several positions of trust in societal organizations.  She is a Non-Governmental Advisor at the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM) and is Crown Member of the Social and Economic Council.

Anna’s current research focus lies on the foundations of competition law and more specifically the power of Big Tech companies, their influence on markets and democracy, and competition law's answer.  In the summer of 2019 she received an ERC grant for establishing a group to do research on this topic. 


Power in the digital society: A taxonomy of the composite power of Big Tech companies and a theory of Modern Bigness co-author with Lisanne Hummel, Viktorija Morozovaite, Laura f. Lalikova and Pauline Phoa