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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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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!
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.
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...
19 February 2020
Es­tab­lish­ing nurs­ing care fa­cil­it­ies in Aus­tria and SEE: new CMS guide...
New CMS Guide: "Seni­or Hous­ing in SEE" – Over­view of the In­vest­ment Cli­mate in South­east Europe. 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 May 2020
GRESB 2020 – It’s Ques­tion Time!
GRESB has launched its 2020 Real Es­tate As­sess­ment. GRESB is the lead­ing glob­al En­vir­on­ment­al, So­cial and Gov­ernance (ESG) bench­mark for the real es­tate and in­fra­struc­ture in­dus­tries. It is a vol­un­tary...
28 January 2020
CMS ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of POLY­DATA AG
An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS Switzer­land, Aus­tria and Ger­many un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) has ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG, a single-fam­ily of­fice and hold­ing com­pany for vari­ous in­dus­tri­al activ­it­ies, on the ac­quis­i­tion of all
24 April 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on com­mer­cial real es­tate law and rules? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
07 May 2020
The use of ex­perts in in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion dis­putes: con­flicts of...
A re­cent de­cision of the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court ap­pears to be the first re­por­ted Eng­lish de­cision to up­hold a fudi­ciary duty of loy­alty in an ex­pert wit­ness ap­point­ment. The find­ing in this...
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!
01 January 2016
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Real Es­tate Fin­ance
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on real es­tate fin­ance law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
28 April 2020
In­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sions: Eng­lish law holds the line...
A Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court de­cision last week has con­sidered a dir­ect at­tack on the tra­di­tion­ally nar­row in­ter­pret­a­tion giv­en by the Eng­lish courts to in­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sion...