Walter Barfuß who holds degrees in law and political science is one of the leading experts on constitutional and administrative law in Austria. In his work as attorney-at-law, university professor and member of numerous boards and committees, he deepened his impressive expertise that is based on a fundamental understanding of law, society, economics and politics. Viennese-born Walter Barfuß chaired commissions on economic law and deregulation as well as the supervisory boards of E-Control and Wien Holding and received many prestigious awards. Moreover, he is scientific board member und co-editor of several legal journals and member of DIN’s Presidial Board. One of his typical characteristics "is the desire to build bridges based on solid ground, to use and maintain them," said the former director general of Austria’s Federal Competition Authority. Walter Barfuß has been President of Austrian Standards International since 2002.