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Cerha Hempel
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Work Department

Real Estate and Construction


Areas of practice:


Admitted 2008, (Attorney at Law), Austria

Partner Mark Krenn, is responsible for CERHA HEMPEL‘s Real Estate Transaction Team. He has considerable experience handling large volume real estate transactions in Austria and CEE, as well as in setting up joint ventures for real estate projects. Mark’s work covers all real estate asset classes, including shopping centres, residential projects, hotels, offices and logistics projects. Furthermore, he engages in domestic real estate development projects, such as acting as counsel and trustee for building organiser projects (Bauträgerprojekte), green field developments of retail and residential projects, as well as advising landlords with respect to their standard lease agreements related to their investments. Recently, Mark has been invited by the German “Arbeitskreis Hotelimmobilien” (Study Group for Hotel Properties) to contribute on the elaboration of an overview on the legal framework in Austria for the Hotel Industry. Some of Mark’s key clients: SES Spar European Shopping Centers; CA Immobilien Anlagen AG; Aberdeen Standard Investments; S IMMO AG; areos development and BIG/ARE; HETA Asset Resolution AG; SPAR Austria.


German, English


  • Vienna Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Lex Mundi – The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms


University of Vienna, (Mag. iur. 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Real estate

The ‘very well integrated and highly knowledgeable team‘ at Cerha Hempel is particularly active in the areas of retail and residential real estate. ‘Highly skilled expertManfred Ton headed a team that advised Value One on its joint venture with Nuveen Real Estate to invest €600m in pan-European purpose-built student accommodation. Peter Vcelouch, who heads the team jointly with Johannes Aehrenthal, is acting for retailer Lidl Österreich on an ongoing basis on issues including real estate development projects, real estate acquisitions concerning new shop locations in Austria, and construction law issues. Also recommended are Mark Krenn and counsel Matthias Nödl.

Austria > Intellectual property

Led by Mark Krenn and the ‘excellent‘ and ‘very preciseKatharina Majchrzak, Cerha Hempel‘s practice has a strong focus on the food and beverages sector, with recent highlights including its management of McDonald’s trade mark portfolio. The team also advises on IP aspects of M&A transactions in the technology sector, aiming to combine IP and IT into one practice, as well as licensing and know-how agreements.