Romana Hajnovicova

Romana Hajnovicova

Belgium, Brussels
Case Handler at Directorate General Competition (DG COMP) - European Commission
Profession: Case Handler, Lawyer
Industry: Competition, ICT, Digital, Regulatory / Enforcement, Hi-Tech, Advertising, Public Policy
At W@: Executive Committee of W@Competition


Romana has been enforcing EU competition law in the digital markets at DG COMP (C3-Antitrust unit, EU Commission) against major digital platforms since 2017. Prior to that she was a Mergers case handler & Cartels inspector, DG COMP. Before that, Chief State Advisor on M&A, NCA. She graduated from University of Exeter (LLB) & King’s College London (LLM Competition&EU Law) with several academic awards. Member of the Brussels' W@Competition Executive Committee & KCL Alumni Organising Committee.


German, English, Slovak, Czech, French, Japanese


Competition LawMerger ControlDigital MarketsEnforcementAbuse of DominanceEU antitrust E-CommerceData regulations Legal AdviceCompetition Policy


Directorate General Competition (DG COMP) - European Commission

Case Handler at Directorate General Competition (DG COMP) - European Commission

January 2015 - Present • Brussels, Belgium

Antitrust enforcement in digital markets. Merger control enforcement.


European Institute of Public Administration

Certification as Data Protection Officer (exam result: 90%)

King's College London

Postgraduate degree in Competition Economics, (High Merit)

King's College London

Master of Laws (LLM, Full-Time) Competition Law and European Law (Merit)

University of Tübingen

German Law modules in German (academic year forming part of the Law degree program) (Overall grade: First class)

University of Exeter

Bachelor of Laws - LLB (Hons) (First-class Honours)

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