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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.

International construction law for international projects

If you have legal questions regarding international construction law or require representation in international construction projects, our Austrian team will be happy to advise and represent you internationally in all conventional international contract structures and projects, taking into account the often different cultural and economic environments in the various countries involved.

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 a
  • nd 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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