Real Estate

We never leave our clients alone at any point in their real estate business. Because we do not only know the legal, but also the economic requirements of the real estate market and are, therefore, able to assist you not only as legal advisors, but as business experts at eye level.

We support companies, public corporations and private individuals with the following services:

  • Advice on the purchase and sale of real estate in the following categories:
    • Office properties
    • Shopping Centres
    • Retail parks
    • Residential/investment buildings
    • Real estate within the scope of bidding procedures
  • Advice and representation of purchasers in compensation and warranty processes after purchase completion
  • Advice and representation of purchasers in regard to buyer-side due diligence investigations
  • Advising project developers/builders on the following matters:
    • Land use and building regulations.
    • Exemptions from the applicable building regulations in the context of renovations, particularly in the provinces of Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland.
    • Contract law matters in relation to architects/civil engineers and general contractors.
    • Financing and refinancing of real estate transactions.
    • Obtaining the necessary approvals in the area of laws governing the right to operate industrial plants, water protection law and other public law regulations including monument protection.
    • Claim management and claims for damages against subcontractors, planners and construction supervisors.
    • For industrial plants: proceedings before the competent authorities for infringement of environmental protection regulations.
  • Land Register
    • Advice and representation of owners in land register matters, court proceedings and the (re-) allotment of land parcels.
  • Owners of commercial properties
    • Advising operators of retail parks and shopping centres as well as owners of office properties and in all tenancy law matters and disputes.
    • Advice to owners in the drafting of contracts, processing and warranty tracking for renovation works and other construction measures.
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts and Funds (REIT):
    • Advising international REITs as well as closed-end and open real estate funds on the establishment of Austrian asset management units.
  • Architects and engineers:
    • Preparation of architect, general contractor and subcontractor contracts and general planner contracts including FIDIC contracts.
    • Representation in construction processes between builders, planners and subcontractors.
  • Advice for communities
    • Consultation on the applicable building regulations in complex proceedings against building owners.