Dr Peter Vcelouch > Cerha Hempel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Cerha Hempel

Work Department

Real Estate and Construction


Head of Department Real Estate and Construction
Areas of practice:


Admitted 2000, (Attorney at Law), Austria

  • Lecturer on Community, Constitutional, Tobacco Monopoly and Construction Law

Partner at CERHA HEMPEL since 2004, with the firm since 1997.

Head of CERHA HEMPEL’S Real Estate & Construction Practice Group, Peter Vcelouch, 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. Recently he advised, inter alia, Austrian SES Spar European Shopping Centers, one of the biggest shopping centre developers, owners and managers in Austria and Central Europe, with respect to several real estate and construction projects. Furthermore, he regularly advises Lidl Österreich on real estate and construction-related matters and Vienna International Airport on construction law issues.
Peter also advises national and international clients in commercial litigation and arbitration issues, in particular with respect to large scale construction projects.

Peter is active as a frequent lecturer at imh Institut Manfred Hämmerle GmbH (previously IIR Institute) with respect to real estate matters, and he is also active as a permanent lecturer for construction-related matters at the Chamber of Architects.


German, English


  • Vienna Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Austrian Council of Shopping Centers
  • Real Circle
  • ÖGNI
  • Verein der Freunde Rechtswissenschaft
  • ICDR Young & International
  • YAAP Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners
  • Lex Mundi – The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms


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

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Real estate

Cerha Hempel regularly assists real estate companies, developers and investors with sizeable real estate developments across the hotel, retail, office, logistics and residential (including student housing) sectors. Its expertise in the last-mentioned segment has recently led to a number of forward purchase and forward funding transactions, while other typical instructions are construction-related. This offering is complemented by expertise in lease and management agreements – which has recently been called upon by shopping centre and supermarket operators – alongside real estate litigation such as rent and eviction litigation. Team head Peter Vcelouch has a specialism in construction-related work.

Austria > Construction

Cerha Hempel‘s cross-practice approach translates into regular mandates that, alongside construction law expertise, also require a deep understanding of real estate, public and corporate law alongside public procurement and dispute resolution. Based on this setup, the team is able to handle all aspects pertaining to real estate developments; recently this has mostly been in the residential and retail space. Team head Peter Vcelouch reflects this approach and assists clients, including construction companies, investors, retailers and real estate developers, with matters at the intersection between construction and real estate law as well as with associated litigation and arbitration.