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Cerha Hempel

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

Cerha Hempel is particularly active for open-end and closed-end funds and developers, who retain the team to assist with real estate transactions and project developments. The latter includes transactional as well as financing and construction-related advice. This intersection between real estate and construction law is not least based on practice head Peter Vcelouch‘s strength in this area and translates in him heading both the real estate and construction practices. While the team covers all asset classes, much of its recent work concerned the residential and retail sectors. CEE real estate practice head Mark Krenn is another key individual; he routinely assists with transactions and lease agreements.

Austria > Intellectual property

Assistance to clients from the food and beverage industry is the focal point of the IP team at Cerha Hempel. Transaction expert Mark Krenn jointly heads the team with Katharina Majchrzak, who was promoted to counsel in January 2020 and has a particular specialism in IP prosecution and enforcement. Together, they are particularly adept at addressing IP questions as part of M&A transactions in the high tech and IT space.