Organisation

Management Board

Director General

Theodor Thanner

Deputy Director General

Managing Director, Directorate (case teams, legal service unit, litigation unit, assistance)

 

Natalie Harsdorf 

Authorised to handle the following matters autonomously pursuant to § 9 para. 5 of the Federal Competition Act:

Legal service
European and International cooperation 
Personnel and budget

 

 

Head of Staff and Special Adviser to the Director General for Competition

 

Martin Janda

Authorised to handle the following matters autonomously pursuant to § 9 para. 5 of the Federal Competition Act:

Coordinating and performing tasks and projects for the Director General

Authorised to handle the following matters autonomously pursuant to § 9 para. 5 of the Federal Competition Act:

In relation to the heads of departments, § 10 para. 1 of the Federal Ministries Act applies

Staff unit

Becka (50% assignment)
Cavada (50% assignment)

Directorate

Head of legal service*

Legal service (national, European and international questions of competition law) 
Legislatve matters, guidelines 
Investigations (leniency, inspections) 
Advocacy, prevention and knowledge management

N.N.
(acting Head of legal service: Alexander Koprivnikar)

Head of litigation *
​​Representation before courts and authorities 
Litigation Strategy
Economics
Quality management

Anastasios Xeniadis

Legal Service unit
 Koprivnikar
 Ruech1
 Ivanova (50% assignment)
 Krauskopf (50% assignment)
 Seper (50% assignment)
 Taschke (50% assignment)
 Trampert2 (50% assignment)

Litigation unit
Eckhard
Cavada (50% assignment)
Erharter (50% assignment)
Hartl (50% assignment)
Luger (50% assignment)
Pötzelsberger (50% assignment)

 Authorised to handle the following matters autonomously pursuant to § 9 para. 5 of the Federal Competition Act:

1  Verification of compliance with formal conditions in connection with the obligation to notify mergers and responding to related enquiries.

2  BWB budget and cost allocation issues up to an amount of EUR 4,000; including ordering books.

Teams

Leniency
Leniency programme

Krauskopf*
Seper*

Public Relations
Press, media requests, communication, website

Becka
Böhmwalder

IT Forensics
​IT-Forensics, data collection

Thanhäuser
Lindner
Pitzl
Weber
Zimmerer
Loppauer

Investigations under sec 12 Austrian Competition Act
Legal principles and specific issues

Harsdorf
Pötzelsberger
Lindner 
Krauskopf* 
Ruech*
Seelos
Weber

Economy
Fundamental questions of economy and assistance in cases

Brunner
Erharter**
Gruber
Hartl
Thanhäuser

European Competition Network (ECN)

Koprivnikar*
Schandel

Budget
Budget, Accounting

Schandel
Trampert*

Competition Talk

Becka 
Strenn
Tresnak 

Energy, Raw materials, Environment, Waste Management, Chemicals

Koprivnikar*
Luger*
Eckhard**

Information, Communication, Media, Leisure Industry, Tourism, Entertainment, Post

Eckhard**
Krauskopf*
Ruech*
Schoißwohl
Trampert*
Taschke*
Weber

Health, Pharmacy, Insurance, Financial Services

Ivanova
Luger*
Padlewski
Krauskopf*
Seelos

Traffic, Automobile Industry, Construction Industry, Real Estate, Other services

Eckhard**
Koprivnikar*
Padlewski
Pötzelsberger
Schwarz
Taschke*
Trampert*

Agriculture, Trading, Industrial Production, Machinery and Plant Manufacturing, Consumer Goods

Becka
Cavada
Lindner
Seper*

Assistance

Registry
File management, Inbox and Outbox

Holzer
Zlamal

Secretary
Calendar management and other administrative tasks

Edelmann
Strenn
Böhmwalder

Merger Control
Administration of merger notifications

Schandel
Böhmwalder

Competition Commission
Management and Administration of the Competition Commission

Schandel

Library

Böhmwalder

* Double allocation Legal Service unit
** Double allocation Litigation unit

The above mentioned representation only serves as an orientating overview.

For further information contact the Managing Director (Natalie Harsdorf-Borsch).
Please call +43 (1) 245 08 - 0

Austrian Federal Act Against Unfair Competition


Becka
Tresnak

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Act


Schoißwohl
Taschke*