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Real Estate & Construction

Austria

Real estate & construction law firm: European and Austrian real estate law

Thanks to our many years of experience in construction procedures and providing legal advice during construction, our qualified experts are able to use tried and tested techniques and standards to carry out efficient project and, if necessary, damage management. Due to the size of our teams, we are equipped to handle large projects and construction procedures efficiently and successfully.

Construction procedures and legal advice during construction

With Austria's most experienced lawyers in the field of real estate & construction contract law and over 450 lawyers in 42 countries, we offer systematic legal advice across national borders, coordinated from the home market. Our experts can support you in the following areas:

  • construction projects,
  • purchase and sale of projects and real estate,
  • project development,
  • public building law,
  • flats,
  • hotels,
  • infrastructure projects,
  • nursing homes,
  • offices,
  • logistics,
  • renewable energy, and
  • student hostels.

Legal advice on the purchase and sale of real estate

If you are developing a construction or real estate project, buying or selling one or more properties, setting up or managing a real estate fund or setting up a joint venture in the real estate sector, our real estate and construction project experts can provide comprehensive legal support. For example, we will be happy to advise you on any questions you may have regarding:

  • efficient contract drafting for the purchase and sale of real estate projects,
  • tenancy law, lease contracts, operator and management contracts
  • public building law,
  • tax questions on construction and real estate projects (real estate taxes),
  • legal questions regarding planning (architectural law) and project structuring, and
  • construction management as well as warranty and damage management.

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06 April 2021
EU is­sues draft of Di­git­al Mar­kets Act aimed at cre­at­ing a new and fair...
The European Com­mis­sion has pub­lished a draft pro­pos­al for a new com­pet­i­tion law frame­work for large on­line plat­forms, called the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). The Com­mis­sion pro­posed the DMA due to the...
24 March 2021
Care homes in Aus­tria
1. Which laws ap­ply to open­ing care homes? The 9 fed­er­al states are re­spons­ible for le­gis­la­tion on care homes. There­fore, there are 9 dif­fer­ent leg­al bases, which all dif­fer. For this reas­on, Vi­enna...
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26/02/2021
CMS Vi­enna ad­vises Mod­ine on sale of Aus­tri­an auto­mot­ive busi­ness
US-based Mod­ine Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany, a di­ver­si­fied glob­al lead­er in thermal man­age­ment tech­no­logy and solu­tions, is selling part of its European air-cooled auto­mot­ive busi­ness, in­clud­ing its man­u­fac­tur­ing...
09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
14 January 2021
The rise of the glob­al ex­pert ser­vices prac­tice: Court of Ap­peal guid­ance...
A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this week has up­held an in­junc­tion gran­ted by the TCC pre­vent­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert ser­vices firm from act­ing for more than one party to an in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
27 August 2020
Tail­ings Man­age­ment and New Stand­ards of Reg­u­la­tion
Tail­ings dam fail­ures have put the min­ing in­dustry in the head­lines for the wrong reas­ons in re­cent years. Dam fail­ures can have dis­astrous con­sequences in terms of loss of life and en­vir­on­ment­al dam­age...
24 August 2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of con­cur­rent delay in Aus­tria
1. Is con­cur­rent delay a well de­veloped and un­der­stood concept? In or­der to best grasp how the phe­nomen­on of con­cur­rent delay fits in­to Aus­tri­an law, a closer look at the gen­er­al concept of delay is...
07 August 2020
Treaty claims for can­celled or mod­i­fied in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects in the...
A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has denied an in­vestor’s claim con­cern­ing the de­vel­op­ment of an air­port pro­ject in Latvia. The in­vestor was un­able to pro­ceed with the con­struc­tion of its pro­ject due to nu­mer­ous...
24/07/2020
The Aus­tri­an Con­struc­tion Con­tract: Up­dated Prac­tic­al Guide for the Ef­fi­cient...
The au­thors Wolfgang Hus­si­an and Nikolaus Weselik present their new ver­sion of the stand­ard work on the leg­al is­sues that arise in con­struc­tion prac­tice. Un­der the title "The Aus­tri­an Con­struc­tion Con­tract"...
05 June 2020
Ad­vance pay­ment bonds: “step­ping down” pro­vi­sions and more guid­ance on...
Last month we re­por­ted on a TCC de­cision which con­sidered the re­quire­ments for mak­ing and re­ject­ing a de­mand un­der an ad­vance pay­ment bond sub­ject to the URDG. Very sim­il­ar is­sues have now been con­sidered...
14/05/2020
In­solv­en­cies in the con­struc­tion in­dustry as a res­ult of COV­ID-19
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic is lead­ing to ma­jor eco­nom­ic chal­lenges world­wide. In Aus­tria, too, com­pan­ies in key sec­tors such as the con­struc­tion in­dustry have been strongly af­fected by the crisis. Many com­pan­ies...