Building Contract Law, Construction Lawsuits

We advise builders, real estate developers, architects, planners, engineering consultants and contractors in the development, planning and execution of projects and construction projects. Representation in construction proceedings is one of our core competencies.

The execution of construction projects does not always go according to plan. Therefore, even the drafting of contracts with the public authorities (contractual spatial planning), financiers, insurance companies, planners, engineers, professionals, etc. is of fundamental importance for a successful construction process. On a legally optimised contractual basis, rapid and economic strategies can be developed in the event of problems. Specific sets of rules and regulations such as country-specific building regulations, including the guidelines of the Austrian Institute of Construction Engineering (ÖIB) and relevant Austrian standards, in particular ÖNORM B 2110 etc., must be taken into account.

This applies all the more to construction processes. The enforcement or, respectively, defence of warranty claims and claims for damages before the court, claims arising from increased or reduced performance, the enforcement of claims for fees, etc. requires know-how and experience with the special standards of construction contract law.

Areas of focus:

  • Advice and representation of building owners, real estate developers, contractors, architects, engineering consultants, planners, construction management offices in connection with construction projects;
  • Advice on the drafting of work contracts, general planning contracts, general contractor contracts, subcontractor contracts;
  • handling of approval procedures, zoning procedures including contractual spatial planning and neighbourhood disputes;
  • Representation before courts and authorities (enforcement/defence of additional cost claims, legal handling of warranty and damage claims, enforcement/defence of fee claims, claim management).

Contact persons :

Dr. Stefan Kofler

Dr. Alexandra Eder

Further attorneys with expertise in this area:

Dr. Norbert Rinderer

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