Real Estate & Construction

Legal 500 - Real Estate - Tier 3

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati excels at advising international funds on real estate deals. Peter Vcelouch heads the ‘very knowledgeable’ team, which advised KGAL on the acquisition of several retail parks in Austria.

Legal 500 - Construction - Tier 3

Peter Vcelouch heads the team at CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, which advised Lidl and SES Spar European Shopping Centers on construction and planning matters. Other clients include Vienna International Airport and Immovate.

Chambers & Partners - Real estate (Band 3)

What the team is known for Comprehensive real estate and construction team, regularly advising on sizeable real estate developments. Handles property and land plot acquisitions, lease agreements and management contracts. Assists with construction contracts and related disputes. Frequently engaged in cross-border projects involving the CEE region.

Strengths Clients note the team's focus on clients' specific needs. A client praises the "pragmatic and tailored advice," adding: "Above all, they are real team players which makes it very pleasant to work with them on a deal."

Work highlights Advised Lidl Austria on a number of real estate acquisitions for new stores and development projects.

Assisted SES Spar European Shopping Centers with restructuring its lease contract model for all its Austrian locations.

Significant clients Ingenos Gobiet, Interspar, ASFINAG, IC Projektentwicklung, KGAL Group.

Notable practitioners  

Peter Vcelouch is a well-reputed lawyer who is active in real estate as well as construction matters. He represents clients in development projects and also handles construction-related disputes. He assisted Vienna International Airport with planning and construction contracts as well as contentious claim management including court representation. 

Mark Krenn is a respected transactional real estate lawyer, active in cross-border deals and also assisting with leasing matters. "He is client-oriented and has extensive knowledge of the real estate markets in Austria and CEE," a client says. Another client praises his attention to detail and says: "It's always a pleasure to work with him." 

Manfred Ton acts on domestic and cross-border acquisitions in a range of real estate sectors, including residential, retail and office space. He also assists with development projects. 


  • The Legal 500 2017: Europe, Middle East & Africa 
  • IFLR 1000  2018 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 
  • Chambers & Partners 2017, Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business