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Nikolaus Weselik

Partner
Attorney-at-law for real estate law & construction law

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Languages German, English
Real Estate & Construction

Specialisation in construction and real estate law

Nikolaus Weselik is an attorney-at-law for national and international construction contract law and real estate law, for construction processes and other forms of dispute resolution, for legal questions of project development, as well as for the purchase and sale of real estate projects or individual properties. He is a partner at CMS in Vienna and head of the Construction and Real Estate Law Practice Group.

Industries

Nikolaus Weselik has more than 20 years of practical legal experience and advises national and international clients in the fields of construction, real estate, project development and hotels, both in non-contentious matters and in arbitration and other litigation proceedings.

Publications and lectures

Nikolaus Weselik gives lectures on real estate law as part of the Master’s programme in residential and real estate law at the University of Vienna and gives guest lectures on construction contract law in the course “Practical Contract Drafting in Corporate and Corporate Law” also at the University of Vienna. He has authored of several books on national and international construction contract law.

Ranking

Nikolaus Weselik is recommended by international directors as a leader in construction and real estate law.

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"Nikolaus Weselik is highly regarded for his strong construction practice. He has a broad client base, including architecture companies, developers, corporate clients and construction companies. Weselik regularly represents clients in construction disputes but also assists with real estate matters, including transactions, lease law and residential developments. He provides very good representation in court. He is successful because he is very determined and has a confident manner in negotiations," says an impressed interviewee

Chambers Europe 2019

The ‘highly professional’ Nikolaus Weselik heads the team.

Legal 500, 2017

Nikolaus Weselik is a market-leading construction lawyer, frequently involved in high-stakes disputes arising from prominent construction projects. He also advises on construction contracts and real estate transactions. Clients state that he is "someone who works on a very high legal and intellectual level" and is "reliable." Clients also say: "It was fun to work with him even on a project that was quite tricky and tense at times."

Chambers Europe 2017

He is “one of the foremost construction lawyers” in Vienna, according to peers.

Who is Who legal 2015

Education

  • 1995 - Doctor of Laws, University of Vienna
  • 1990 - Master of Laws, University of Vienna
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Memberships

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • Austrian Society for Construction Law
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Publications

  • Praxisleitfaden Der österreichische Bauvertrag (Best Practice Guide for the Austrian Construction Contract, German publication), 2nd edition, Linde 2020
  • Handbuch des internationalen Bauvertrags (Handbook of International Construction Contracts, German publication), Linde 2015
  • Handbuch Claim Management (Handbook of Claims Management, German publication), Linde 2012
  • Der österreichische Bauprozess (The Austrian Construction Process, German publication), Linde 2009
  • Das Bauarbeiterkoordinationsrecht (Construction Workers Coordination Law, German publication), Linde 2002
  • Zu den Auswirkungen der Insolvenz eines ARGE-Gesellschafters auf nicht vollendete Bauvorhaben (On the effects on an unfinished building project of a consortium shareholder becoming insolvent, German publication), bau aktuell September 2016
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Dispute Resolution

Specialisation in construction contract law

Nikolaus Weselik is an attorney-at-law for national and international construction contract law and real estate law, for construction processes and other forms of dispute resolution, for legal questions of project development, as well as for the purchase and sale of real estate projects or individual properties. He is a partner at CMS in Vienna and heads of the Construction and Real Estate Law Practice Group.

Industries

Nikolaus Weselik has more than 20 years of practical legal experience and primarily advises construction companies, project developers, architects, structural engineers and specialist planners, various private clients, national and international investors as well as hotel owners and operators.

Publications and lectures

Nikolaus Weselik gives regular lectures at various seminars such as LINDE, ARS (Academy for Law, Tax and Finance) MANZ and others.

Ranking

Nikolaus Weselik is recommended by international directors as a leader in construction and real estate law.

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"Nikolaus Weselik is highly regarded for his strong construction practice. He has a broad client base, including architecture companies, developers, corporate clients and construction companies. Weselik regularly represents clients in construction disputes but also assists with real estate matters, including transactions, lease law and residential developments. He provides very good representation in court. He is successful because he is very determined and has a confident manner in negotiations," says an impressed interviewee

Chambers Europe 2019

He is “one of the foremost construction lawyers” in Vienna, according to peers.

Who is Who legal 2015

Education

  • 1995 - Doctor of Laws, University of Vienna
  • 1990 - Master of Laws, University of Vienna
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Memberships

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • Austrian Society for Construction Law
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Publications

  • Praxisleitfaden Der österreichische Bauvertrag (Best Practice Guide for the Austrian Construction Contract, German publication), 2nd edition,  Linde 2020
  • Handbuch des internationalen Bauvertrags (Handbook of International Construction Contracts, German publication), Linde 2015
  • Handbuch Claim Management (Handbook of Claims Management, German publication), Linde 2012
  • Der österreichische Bauprozess (The Austrian Construction Process, German publication),  Linde 2009
  • Das Bauarbeiterkoordinationsrecht (Construction Workers Coordination Law, German publication), Linde 2002
  • Zu den Auswirkungen der Insolvenz eines ARGE-Gesellschafters auf nicht vollendete Bauvorhaben (On the effects on an unfinished building project of a consortium shareholder becoming insolvent, German publication), bau aktuell September 2016
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24/07/2020
The Aus­tri­an Con­struc­tion Con­tract: Up­dated Prac­tic­al Guide for the Ef­fi­cient...
Wolfgang Hus­si­an and Nikolaus Weselik present their new ver­sion of the stand­ard work on the leg­al is­sues that arise in con­struc­tion prac­tice.
06 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on con­struc­tion in­dustry
As the en­tire eco­nomy has been hit hard by the out­break of the COV­ID-19, also the con­struc­tion in­dustry is cur­rently fa­cing dra­mat­ic and dis­rupt­ive chal­lenges re­gard­ing fin­an­cial pres­sure, la­bour short­ages and sup­ply chain is­sues. In or­der to help our cli­ents, we have pro­duced a fre­quently up­dated, com­par­at­ive guide over the im­pact the COV­ID-19 has on the con­struc­tion sec­tor across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions.
14/05/2020
In­solv­en­cies in the con­struc­tion in­dustry as a res­ult of COV­ID-19
CMS sup­ports you in the eval­u­ation, se­lec­tion and im­ple­ment­a­tion of ne­ces­sary leg­al steps in the event of in­solv­ency. Read more here!
31 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on lease agree­ments
COV­ID-19 is dom­in­at­ing the glob­al news and af­fect­ing all areas of busi­ness life. For both land­lords and ten­ants, the ques­tion arises as to the im­pact of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on their lease re­la­tion­ships. In this guide you will find a use­ful over­view of the im­pact COV­ID-19 has on leases across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions. Please note that this com­par­at­ive ana­lys­is is based on our cur­rent eval­u­ation and is a sub­ject to fur­ther up­dates and amend­ments.
07/04/2020
CMS Part­ner Nikolaus Weselik be­comes Head of the ÖGE­BAU Work­ing Group on...
Nikolaus Weselik takes over as Head of the Work­ing Group on Con­struc­tion Con­tract Law and Con­struc­tion Pro­ced­ur­al Law of the ÖGE­BAU. Read here!
19/03/2020
The im­pact of COV­ID-19 on con­struc­tion con­tracts
Read here everything you need to know about the in­flu­ence of COV­ID-19 on build­ing con­tracts!
13/01/2020
CMS Busi­ness Break­fast: Al­li­an­cing Con­tracts
Learn more about the ad­vant­ages of Al­li­an­cing Con­tracts for more co­oper­at­ive and con­flict-free pro­ject ex­e­cu­tion ✓
20/11/2019
Con­struc­tion and in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects: CMS sup­ports the “for­ging of...
Con­struc­tion and in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects: CMS sup­ports the “for­ging of al­li­ances”. Read more here!
28/05/2019
CMS ad­vises HGA Aus­tria on prop­erty sale to Ober­ös­ter­reichis­che Ver­sicher­ung
Press re­lease 28/05/2019 CMS ad­vises HGA Aus­tria on prop­erty sale to Ober­ös­ter­reichis­che Ver­sicher­ung. Read more here.
01/01/2018
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01/01/2018
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01/01/2018
Lit­ig­ate. Ar­bit­rate. Re­solve.
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