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Gregor Famira

Partner

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko and partners
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Ilica 1
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Bleiweisova 30
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Languages German, English

Gregor Famira is a highly experienced transaction lawyer, with an impressive track record in the hotel industry and the startup industry, and a passion for sustainability. As a partner at CMS in Vienna he founded the firm's offices in Zagreb and Ljubljana in 2003 and 2008, respectively, establishing himself as a key player in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) legal and business landscape.
 
With over 20 years of experience in the field and as co-head of the multijurisdictional Real Estate and Construction group, Gregor is known for his expertise in handling complex real estate matters, including acquisitions, disposals, financing, and development projects. 

Gregor's key area of expertise is the hotel and leisure sector, where he has gained extensive experience advising clients on transactions, lease and tenancy agreements, and generation change.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • Croatian Bar Association
  • ISHC – International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC)
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Education

  • 1996 - Dr. iur. law, University of Innsbruck (summa cum laude)
  • 1995 - Mag. rer. soc. oec., Business Administration, University of Innsbruck
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04/10/2023
ESG as the new imperative in real estate
Environmental, social, and ethical criteria will define the future of Austria’s real estate sector
02/10/2023
Expert Guide on ESG in Real Estate in Austria
De­veloper­In­vestorOwn­er De­veloper/Con­struct­or 1. What are the currently applicable emission reduction goals and relevant  provisions for green real estate developments? Buildings produced 8.1M tons...
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05/09/2023
CMS European Real Estate Deal Point Study 2023
The state of the real estate transaction market in Europe The new CMS European Real Estate Deal Point Study 2023 now includes more than 2,500 transactions. Compiling the study involved comparing all the transactions on which we advised in the period 2010 to 2022, enabling us to highlight developments and trends in the real estate market. The market response to our study indicates that over the years it has repeatedly proved to be a valuable tool when preparing for contract negotiations. CMS’ analysis of the real estate market in 2022 revealed the following key trends
03/05/2023
Real estate transaction costs and taxes in Croatia
1. Due diligence costs for the purchase of real estate 1.1 Municipal search Cost Issuance of the registry excerpts / copies of cadastral plans, maps and zoning information: administrative fee EUR 3...
26/09/2022
IDEEA Hospitality Investment Forum
Location: Grand Hyatt Athens, GreeceCMS is sponsoring the IDEEA Hospitality Investment Forum, a two-day conference that will focus on the CEE and SEE exploring the investment and development po­ten­tial. The...
01/02/2022
Mia Kalajdžić and Saša Sodja promoted to partner; Irena Šik Bukovnik promoted...
Effective immediately, CMS Croatia and CMS Slovenia are each promoting one senior associate to partner, and CMS Slovenia is also promoting one to counsel. Mia Kalajdžić, formerly senior associate in the employment as well as the real estate and construction teams in Croatia, will now head the Croatian Employment Practice Area Group. Saša Sodja, formerly senior associate in the corporate and M&A team in Slovenia, will now head the Slovenian Corporate and M&A Practice. Irena Šik Bukovnik from Slovenia has been promoted to counsel and will continue to focus on banking and finance and restructuring matters. Mia Kalajdžić has close to a total of 10 years’ experience and six years of post-qual­i­fic­a­tion experience, mostly in employment law matters, advising international groups and companies on the full scope of employment and labour matters, whether they arise from daily work or from transactional and restructuring matters. Mia’s assistance to the management board members and HR departments is often strategic, including high level of implementational and operational support. CMS Croatia is Mia’s first law firm. Saša Sodja is a legal professional with more than 15 years of hands-on experience advising international and local clients in the legal sector. She has played an active role in most of the local and cross-border capital market transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions engagements handled by the Slovenian team. Saša provides all-round support and advice to clients from various industries all the way from organising and managing an M&A deal team to post-merger integrations. On top of regular legal engagements, Saša is also involved in activities that are shaping the future development of our firm such as sustainable business, a mentorship programme and last but not least di­git­al­isa­tion. CMS Slovenia has also promoted Irena Šik Bukovnik to the position of counsel for the firm in its Banking & Finance practice. Irena is a long-serving lawyer with CMS. She has more than 10 years of working experience in the legal branch, is a holder of an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar. Irena has expertise in banking & finance, insolvency & re­struc­tur­ing.Com­ment­ing on the appointments, Gregor Famira, Managing Partner of both CMS Croatia and CMS Slovenia, said: “With these promotions we are acknowledging high motivation, exemplary know-how, team spirit, innovative mindsets and a client-focused approach—the qualities CMS is looking for in their future leaders. Congratulations to all three of them.”Mia Kalajdžić commented: “I see my promotion to the position of partner as an honour and a responsibility, both towards our clients and my CMS team. I very much look forward to my future path in the firm and am excited about the challenges ahead.”Saša Sodja said: “I see my appointment as partner not just as an honour but also as recognition that I have the trust both of my team as well as my superiors and the wider CMS network. I'm ready for the future: I expect to see changes in the way law firms operate and, having become a partner, I am delighted that I will be able to play an even greater part in this.”
16/12/2021
Legal guide for company directors and CEOs in Croatia
BREAKING: Coronavirus (COVID-19) considerations for directors 1. What are the key issues for directors during the COVID-19 crisis? Risk assessmentThe priority for directors is undertaking an assessment...
15/09/2021
Adria Hotel Forum
Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb - Radnicka, Croatia Adria Hotel Forum (AHF) is the leading Southeast European hotel investment conference. AHF gathers all the relevant actors including international experts...
30/04/2021
Slovenia
Recent work highlights Planning and environmental Supported the client in the intended purchase of real estate located in Dravlje designated for development of several multi-occupancy accommodations in matters of the process of obtaining the construction permit. (Strabag)Advised a large international construction company in the office building development project in Ljubljana worth €18m.Rep­res­en­ted Thales in voluminous infrastructure public procurement procedure in Slovenia. Construction and development Supported the client in land plot acquisition process, project development of a high-tech logistic centre near Ljubljana Airport and with the lease of the business centre.Advised the client on development of a logistic centre near Ljubljana Airport.Advised Strabag during intended purchase of a real estate located in Dravlje.Advised the client in the process of acquisition of real estate located in Tehnološki park.Advised an international real estate developer on land acquisition and the development of a high-tech business park (investment value €50 – 80m). (Confidential) Advised one of the biggest international construction companies on development of an office building on primer location in Ljubljana (value above €15m). Investment and disposal Advised the largest Slovenian asset management company, KD Funds and Peakside Polonia Management in the acquisition of 100% shares in a company owning a big retail property in Slov­e­nia.Sup­por­ted the largest Slovenian asset management company, KD Funds and Peakside Polonia Management in the acquisition of 100% share in a company owning a prominent office building in Ljubljana city centre.Advised STRANKA AEMONA1 in sale process of office building in Ljubljana. Managers and occupiers Advised UK’s Number One sports retailer on termination and prolongation of numerous lease agreements including representation in connected court pro­ceed­ings.Ad­vised Revatas acting as a lessor on amendment and prolongation of lease agreements for retail premises in Ljubljana and Koper rented out to OBI.Advised Barcelo in negotiation and drafting process of a long-term triple-net lease agreement for a hotel on a prominent location in Ljubljana. Financing Advised Strabag in respect to complex restructuring of the loan for a real estate development project.Advised a consortium of banks (UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Unicredit Banka Slovenija d.d.) in financing of the acquisition of 15 commercial real estates in Slovenia.Advised Immofinanz in the process of acquisition of the asset management company which owned some of the major retail centres in Slovenia. 
30/04/2021
Austria
Recent work highlights Planning and environmental Advised on construction and planning law issues in respect of the new project RWA Campus, a real estate development project in lower Austria.Assisted GLOBOPHARM Pharmazeutische Produktions-und Han­dels­gesell­schaft mbH in connection with a new real estate development project in Vienna from construction and planning law aspects.Assisted Church Rectorate St. Karl Borromäus & Verein der Freunde und Gönner der Wiener Karlskirche in connection with construction, re-dedication and planning legal issues in respect of “Karlskirche Wien” and surrounding areas. Construction and development Advised the Swiss and Austrian planning consortium on the construction tunneling project Brenner Basis Tunnel. Advised on various construction law matters in connection with the refurbishment and resettlement of the Austrian Parliament. Advised IES Immobilien Pro­jek­tentwicklung GmbH on one of the biggest residential real estate development projects in Vienna.Advised on construction law matters in connection with the hospital project Krankenhaus Nord in Vienna. Investment and disposal Advised an Austrian investor regarding the forward purchase of a hotel project in Tyrol.Advised BNP Paribas REIM on the acquisition of Inno Plaza, an office building in Vienna, by way of a forward purchase from the Austrian developers S+B Gruppe AG and List Group.Advised a German investor regarding the forward purchase of an office building in Vienna. Managers and occupiers Advised several international luxury brands regarding the establishment of flagship stores in Austria.Advised two Tyrolian hotels on several construction and refurbishment law issues.Advised the asset management of an worldwide acting international insurance company regarding its Austrian assets. Financing Advised the lender, a consortium led by HYPO NOE Landesbank für Nieder­ös­ter­reich und Wien AG, on the syndicated financing for the construction of the office building Austro Tower in Vienna. The sponsor is an Austrian real estate developer group.Advised the client as a consortium manager in the financing of the Campus, the new headquarters of Erste Group Bank AG.Advised the client on the construction financing of a five-star hotel in Vienna.Advised Erste Group Bank AG on the financing of a €100m+ portfolio of shopping centres.Advised on the financing of the acquisition of Austria Campus. Advised Münchener Hypothekenbank on the financing of a logistic centre 
30/04/2021
Croatia
​Recent work highlights Planning and environmental Advised Grupa Azoty S.A. in the intended acquisition of the Croatian leader in manufacturing agricultural fertilizers, by providing a thorough memo on the economical, regulatory, legal and environmental background relevant for the potential acquisition and full-blown due diligence, reviewing environment, real estate, corporate, commercial, material agreements, banking and finance, employment, and litigation matters.Advised Ecowind, a leading Austrian wind energy company, in the acquisition of two wind farm targets. Construction and development Advised a client in business of world-class olive oil production, in the acquisition of agricultural property of significant size by covering a variety of issues, including reviews of contracts, agreements, project documentation, water and other permits.Advised Bauhaus in the one-stopshop mode, with emphasis on real estate, contractions, transaction, employment and competition areas, including the client’s expansion of retail premises and the purchase support for the additional property Investment and disposal Advised a multinational oil and gas company in a potential purchase of a Croatian gas and oil retailer chain, with significant real estate aspects to the potential transaction. Managers and occupiers Advised Immofinanz in the purchase of five shopping centres in Croatia and Slovenia, with full-scope due diligence – focusing on real estate matters, negotiation, transaction and tax structuring support.Advised Patrizia, former Rockspring, in their management of a real estate portfolio, including lease, construction and use of the real estate aspects. Financing Advised the European Investment Bank with a loan granted for the expansion of the Dubrovnik Airport.Advised The European Investment Bank (EIB) on a €25m senior/ corporate loan financing intended for the modernization and development of the existing facilities and infrastructures of the camping site in Istra, with extensive real estate due diligence. 
26/04/2021
CMS named CEE Law Firm of the Year at Chambers Europe Awards 2021
International law firm CMS has been named CEE Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Europe Awards, where CMS has once again been recognised as the leading law firm in Central and Eastern Europe. The Chambers...