Austria: Construction Analysis 2015

Growth in the construction industry in Austria remains subdued but the outlook for the year ahead is positive as increased investment in residential construction and infrastructure is expected. In this chapter we single out nine leading lawyers.

At Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte, Georg Karasek specialises in construction and public procurement as well as dispute resolution. He is a “top practitioner” who “is highly deserving of his reputation”.

Oliver Sturm at Doralt Seist & Csoklich concentrates on construction law and is a “sensational advisor”. His work is “highly regarded” by peers and clients alike.

Nikolaus Weselik is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte and head of the real estate and construction team. He frequently advises on disputes in the construction industry and is highly experienced in arbitration.

Hule Bachmayr-Heyda Nordberg’s Michael Hule specialises in construction and real estate, conveyancing and arbitration. He is a “great asset to clients”.

Müller Partner Rechtsanwälte is represented by Katharina Müller, a “font of knowledge” in construction law. She provides clients with “clear and concise advice”.

Werner Melis at Baier Rechtsanwälte | Attorneys At Law is a “formidable lawyer” specialising in dispute resolution including arbitration. He has particular experience handling construction disputes.

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte’s Dominik Leiter heads the real estate group at the firm and provides “tailored advice to clients”. He is praised for his “ability to get to the heart of an issue”.

Lothar Hofmann of HLAW Hofmann & Partners is noted for his “stellar work” in relation to construction law.

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Attorneys at Law is represented by Peter Vcelouch. His practice sees him working on contracts for builders and architects, litigation and arbitration.

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