Specialisation in infrastructure & projects
Thomas Hamerl is an attorney-at-law for infrastructure projects & public private partnerships and a leading expert in public procurement law as well as real estate & construction. He is a specialist for national and international construction projects, infrastructure and public private partnerships as well as energy projects. He has particular expertise in national and international construction contract law, public procurement law including concessions, infrastructure-oriented dispute resolution including litigation and arbitration, real estate and energy law.
Thomas Hamerl has experience in infrastructure projects for roads, railways, airports, hospitals, schools, waste collection and disposal, site remediation, power plants (PV, wind, biomass, water).
He has been working as a legal consultant for around 20 years and joined CMS in 2009. He brings to the consulting practice his experience as in-house counsel of an international construction group, where he was head of the legal department in Vienna and head of the group-wide “Legal Practice Group PPP”. Prior to that, he worked for renowned Viennese law firms in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe as well as for the European Commission in Brussels.
Publications and articles
Thomas Hamerl publishes on construction contract and public procurement law. He is the editor and author of the Handbook for International Construction Contracts and wrote the chapter for Austria in the 2015 PPP book Getting the Deal Through.
“Optimal legal project support is pragmatic and part of risk management. We try to integrate seamlessly into our client’s team and offer the ideal level of consulting for the project in question. This also includes regulatory advice (in particular licences and trade law) and support in the execution of orders (e.g. claim management), all from a single source. If differences of opinion or even disputes arise, we do not pass clients on to other departments, but also assist them before arbitrators, courts and tribunals.”