Dr Michael Hecht > Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Work Department

Real estate & construction
Environmental law & planning law
Public law & public procurement
Public sector and public law




After a spell as a university assistant at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna and his admission to the Austrian bar in 1999, he worked in two renowned Vienna-based law firms. Since 2000, Michael Hecht has been a partner at Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner (fwp).

Dr. Michael Hecht regularly speaks on aspects of construction, environmental, infrastructure and procurement law; furthermore, he is a lecturer at the University of Vienna and specialist speaker at the Vienna University of Technology, the author of numerous specialist publications with a focus on planning law, and of studies commissioned by ministries as well as other public-sector entities.


German, English, French


IBA, admitted to the Austrian bar in 1999


Having completed his technical education, Dr. Michael Hecht studied law at the University of Vienna earning his degrees in 1990 (Mag.iur.) and 1995 (Dr.iur.). 

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Administrative law and public sector

(Leading individuals)

Michael HechtFellner Wratzfeld & Partners

In administrative and public law, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners stands out for its know-how of environmental law matters including environmental due diligence, licence applications for industrial facilities and environmental impact assessments. The aforementioned topics are also key areas of department head Michael Hecht‘s practice. Environmental specialists Josef Peer and Severin Plattner were both promoted to contract partner in November and December 2019, respectively. The group’s expertise also includes constitutional and administrative matters including planning and zoning.

Austria > Real estate

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners‘ full-service approach enables the team to handle various matters arising from urban project developments with particular strength in public law-related issues, such as planning and zoning law, which is due to practice head Michael Hecht‘s expertise in this area. Other work includes real estate transactions, including those pertaining to restructuring scenarios.

Austria > Public procurement

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners acts for bidders and contracting authorities alike and has a core focus on PPP procurement advice. A key specialism is the structuring of joint ventures between public bodies and private entities. Healthcare, architecture, real estate, civil engineering and infrastructure sectors are at the centre of the practice, which is jointly headed by Michael Hecht and Rudolf Christian Pekar. The former is a key name for PPPs, whereas the latter structures and conducts procurement projects including innovative and green procurement procedures.