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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, Dr Peter Vcelouch, Vienna, AUSTRIA

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Dr Peter Vcelouch

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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

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Real Estate and Construction


Head of Department Real Estate and Construction
Areas of practice:
Real Estate and Construction, Contracts for Builders and Architects, Construction Litigation, Litigation and Arbitration, Lease Agreements, Public Commercial and European Law


Admitted 2000, (Attorney at Law), Austria

  • Assistant, Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Vienna (1995-1997)
  • Lectures on Community, Constitutional, Tobacco Monopoly and Construction Law
Partner at Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati since 2004, with the firm since 1997.
Head of the Real Estate and Construction Department.

Peter is well-respected for his expertise in national and international construction-related matters. He regularly advises on planning and construction contracts and represents clients in claim management matters and in construction related litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Peter also advises national and international clients in commercial litigation and arbitration issues, in particular with respect to large scale construction projects. Recently he advised, inter alia, the Austrian SES Spar European Shopping Centers, one of the biggest shopping center developers, owners and managers in Austria and Central Europe, with respect to several construction projects. Furthermore, he regularly advises LIDL Austria in real estate and construction related matters as well as the Vienna International Airport in construction law issues.

He regularly lectures at the training institute of the Chamber of Architects.


German, English


IACSC / Austrian Council of Shopping Centers; ÖGNI / Österreichische Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Immobilienwirtschaft


University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1994, Dr. iur. 1996)



Within: Construction

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati’s construction department advises clients on every stage of the project, from the initial acquisition of land to project development and the drafting of planning and construction agreements. Department head Peter Vcelouch is handling several contentious and non-contentious matters for long-standing client Vienna International Airport pertaining to planning and construction contracts, and is acting for SES Spar European Shopping Centers in litigation and on the re-drafting of its model planning, engineering and construction contracts. In addition, he advised new client Aberdeen Standard Investments, one of the largest asset managers in Europe, on an investment into a residential development project in close proximity to Vienna’s main railway station. Matthias Nödl, who was promoted to counsel in 2017, assisted Vcelouch on numerous matters.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati routinely guides international open-end and closed-end funds, real estate companies and retail chains through the full life cycle of real estate projects. Manfred Ton advised Kgal Group on the acquisition of various retail parks for its Austrian retail park portfolio and team head Peter Vcelouch provides regular advice to Lidl Austria on real estate development projects and various acquisitions. 'Confident negotiator' Mark Krenn is 'fast at analysing risks and opportunities' and Matthias Nödl was appointed counsel in October 2017.

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