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 > Projects and energy

The cross-practice group at Cerha Hempel is a strong player in the Austrian market, with a client base is formed of both public and private entities; the group advises the Austrian state as well as Wiener Stadtwerke and all of its subsidiaries. In terms of sector specialisms, the group is active in energy, infrastructure, electronic tolling, oil and gas, and real estate. Hans Kristoferitsch, Clemens Hasenauer, Johannes Aehrenthal, and Peter Vcelouch are the key names at leadership level.

Austria > Construction

Cerha Hempel advises clients at each stage of the construction life cycle, ranging from the acquisition of land, right through to the sale of the projects.  The workload includes regulatory law advice and public procurement matters, as well on advising on disputes. Practice head Peter Vcelouch handles construction-related litigation and arbitration proceedings as well as general dispute resolution matters. Manfred Ton is a go-to lawyer in the team when it comes to transactional work, and recently advised a large German asset and investment management company on the acquisition of retail parks within its portfolio.