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RAin Mag. Barbara Helene Steindl, LL.M. (Columbia)

Heger & Partner Rechtsanwälte
Esslinggasse 17/9
1010 Wien

Fon+43 1 595 4818
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Munich 1975

Present Position
As of January 2010 attorney-at-law & head of arbitration with BKP; 2010 appointed ad-hoc clerk for the Tribunal Arbitral du Sport (TAS/CAS), Lausanne

Training / Professional Experience
1999 Mag.iur., Johannes Kepler University of Linz; 1999/2000 legal clerkship, Vienna; 2000/2001 junior associate Vienna based international law; 2001 – 2003 Assistant Counsel with the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and internship with Paris arbitration boutique law firm; 2003 internship with the Vienna International Arbitral Centre; 2003 – 2007 senior associate and junior partner with Vienna based international law firm; 2005 MCIArb of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; January 2007 admitted to the Vienna Bar; 2008 Research Assistant at the European Legal Studies Center, Columbia University, New York and Master of Laws (2009 LL.M.); Selected Lecturing Activities: Regular lecturing and conduct of training seminars on international arbitration for ICC Austria & London Court of International Arbitration/YIAG (Kiev, November 2010; Vienna, November 2009; Linz, May 2008; Vienna, May 2007) and teaching position in international arbitration at the Speyer College for Administrative Sciences (DHV Speyer). Speaking engagements at international conferences with DIS 40 (The practicability of “connmvestment” arbitration rules, January 2010), ICC Austria (Guerrilla tactics in international arbitration and litigation, November 2010), ArbAut, the Romanian Court of International Arbitration (Austria – Romania Bilateral Conference, June 2010) as well as YAAP/ArbAut (Concluding the Revision of the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in 2010 – Expectance & Disillusionment, January 2010).

Areas of specialisation
Arbitrator & counsel in international commercial arbitration (ICC, VIAC, DIS, UNCITRAL, Swiss Rules, CCIR, LCIA, Danish Arbitration Rules, WIPO, ad hoc), investment protection, cross-border trade & distribution, insolvency law, secured transations, corporate law, energy law, national/international litigation, sports arbitration.

Membership in professional associations
Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration; Representative for Central & Eastern Europe of YIAG/the London Court of International Arbitration; MCIArb of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; IBA Arbitration & Sales Committees (Chair of Vienna Convention Subcomittee); YOUNG-OGEMID; ArbAut; Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP); Young and International of ICDR/AAA, Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA); ASA below 40, DIS and DIS 40; Moot Alumni Association (MAA); observer UNCITRAL working group II.

Learned Lawyers attest: It’s advantageous to be right in an [Austrian], Journal of International Arbitration 4/2010; The 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, Transnational Dispute Management 1/2010; Country Q&A Austria, PLC Arbitration Handbook (PLC, 2010; see www.practicallaw.com); The Dispute Resolution Review, An introduction to Dispute Resolution in Austria (Law Business Research, 2nd edition, 2010; co-author,); The Development of Due Process under the New York Convention in Austrian Arbitration Yearbook (Manz 2008); Watch out and act – Recent case law on due process in light of Austrian law and the 1958 New York Convention, Journal of International Arbitration 4/2008; A Basic Primer to Arbitration in Austria (nwv Verlag, 2nd edition 2007; co-author); Durchsetzung ausländischer Schiedssprüche in Torggler (Editor) Praxishandbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (Verlag Österreich 2007)

Language Skills
German, French, English

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