Personal Profile

Mag. Michaela Steinwender, MA

Mediator with the focus on business mediation, business consultant, degree in law




Michaela Steinwender has been repeatedly involved in mediation with many parties e.g. environmental mediation in South America, the Meiselmarkt in Vienna, an international group in the glass industry and construction field. She has experience in mediation dealing with the media, interest groups and political parties. Working languages are German and English.


  • Studied law in Vienna and Graz, court experience
  • Comprehensive mediation training (including AVM – Attorney’s association for Mediation and collaborative negotiation, IWM - intensive course for Commercial Mediation (Dr. Gerhard Falk), Carinthian Administration Academy)
  • Certified Mediator (BMJ)
  • Mediation & Conflict Management post-graduate course, ARGE Education Management
  • Training in mediation in court proceedings
  • Training in short-term mediation (Dipl. Psych. Heiner Krabbe)


Business activities

  • Project management in Austria and abroad
  • Commercial management consultant, management trainer
  • Teaching in business, law, conflict management, mediation and communication at various Austrian universities and academies
  • Project management in mediation at the Commercial Court Vienna (together with Mag. Gerhart Fürst)
  • Partner of AST Mediations Kanzlei (2012-2015)
  • Board member at the Institute for Arbitration and Mediation in construction