About WCNA

Competition law has achieved a strong presence in Austria over the last decade, both in practice and in academia. However, female practitioners of competition law are often not as visible as their actual involvement in the shaping and enforcement of competition law would suggest.

The initiative Women in Competition Law Network Austria – WCNA was founded in spring 2018 in order to strenghten the position of female competition law experts.

WCNA's aim is to:

  • create a network of female practitioners of competition law in Austria, comprising women who are active in private practice, at the Austrian Cartel Court, the Federal Competition Authority or other agencies dealing with competition law, including universities, and
  • unveil the capabilities and expertise of these women and to exchange know how, through informal gatherings and/or more formal events.