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Providing a real advantage by specialization.

It is our deliberate focus on Real Estate that makes us one of the top-rated law firms in this area in numerous national and international rankings. As a leading one-stop shop in real estate and construction law, we support you throughout the entire life cycle and the complete value chain of your real estate. We focus just as intentionally on you and your personal concerns. Careful, attentive, relentless and broad-based, our teams are committed to you. That is why many of our clients see a real advantage for themselves in our way of giving guidance.

Real Estate


Whether you are a company, a private individual, a national or international real estate fund or a strategic investor – national and cross-border transactions are an essential aspect of your real estate projects. We offer you legal support for all asset classes: from commercial, office and residential properties to hotels and logistics facilities to micro-living projects such as student and retirement homes.

Our expertise in development projects also makes us among the most recognized law firms for forward purchase and forward funding transactions.

Thanks to our specialisation in Dispute Resolution, we work in an interdisciplinary and networked manner and also assist you in avoiding or resolving disputes in the field of Real Estate.

 Selection of our Services

  • Asset deals/share deals
  • Due Diligence
  • Contract negotiation and documentation
  • Fiduciary processing
  • Incorporation in the Land Register and Corporate Register
  • Real estate financing
  • Dispute Resolution

Christian Marth
Lisa Haslinger


“VHM's strength is they have the full range of real estate and construction law experience. The team works a lot for contractors, developers and investors and has a well-rounded picture of the transactions.”

Chambers and Partners (2024)


As experts in Real Estate, we support and advise you when it comes to national and international real estate development projects for commercial and residential properties of all types and sizes. From acquiring the real estate through the planning phase and financing to the realisation of the real estate, our experienced team offers you strategic advice. We draft the contracts associated with implementation, such as purchase agreements, construction contracts, easement agreements and lease agreements, and also support you in the public-law permit procedures for project realisation.

 Selection of our Services

  • Purchase agreements
  • Building rights agreements
  • Public economic law permit procedures
  • Spatial planning contracts
  • Construction contracts (general/total contractor, construction management, planner)
  • Easement agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Advice on spatial planning and zoning issues
  • Transactions

Christian Marth
Lisa Haslinger


Projects in accordance with the Developer Contracts Act (BTVG)

We advise leading real estate developers on planning and executing new projects as well as extensive refurbishments including loft conversions, which are sold in accordance with the Developer Contracts Act (BTVG). We support you from purchasing the real estate through to preparing the sales documents, the sale and handover of the properties to the final establishment of condominium ownership.

Selection of our Services

  • Management agreements
  • Purchase agreements and condominium agreements
  • Building leasehold condominium
  • Fiduciary processing
  • Establishment of condominium ownership
  • Contractor agreements
  • Easement agreements

Maria Grabner
Lukas Lanzerstorfer


Condominium and real estate management

In the complex and often dispute-ridden legal field of residential real estate and management, you benefit from our networked as well as interdisciplinary specialisation in this area. We advise you on special questions of residential real estate law and support you in preventing and managing conflict as well as in the event of a dispute. We also support you in all matters relating to letting and leasing as well as maintaining the value of your property.

Selection of our Services

  • One-stop services throughout the entire life cycle of a real estate
  • Advice on condominium law
  • Advice on real estate management and asset management
  • Real estate management
  • Dunning procedure

Maria Grabner
Lukas Lanzerstorfer


Tenancy law

In this area, our focus is on commercial tenancy law for projects throughout Austria. Our lawyers advise and represent you comprehensively in letting and leasing commercial leases in retail parks and shopping centres as well as in stand-alone retail stores, in office and hotel leases. Furthermore, we are your personal contact partners for special tenancy law issues (MRG and ABGB) and for lease agreements concerning superaedificates. We can also advise you on related issues such as notarisation and fees. Our legal expertise in classic residential leasing rounds off our comprehensive portfolio.

Selection of our Services


  • Lease agreements (commercial space, office, residential)
  • Agreements regarding superaedificates
  • Advice regarding legal fees
  • Due Diligence
  • Special questions regarding MRG and ABGB
  • Asset management
  • Dispute resolution

Christian Marth
Lisa Haslinger


Public economic law

The success of real estate projects depends on numerous public law factors. We provide comprehensive advice in the areas of public economic law associated with transactions and project developments, such as spatial planning (zoning and development), construction law and law governing industrial facilities, as well as on issues relating to environmental law and land transfer law. In addition, we support you in the planning and permit procedures throughout the entire process before authorities and courts.

Selection of our Services

  • Construction law
  • Spatial planning and zoning
  • Law governing industrial plants
  • Environmental law (EIA)
  • Land transfer law
  • Heritage protection law
  • Other administrative law

Lisa Haslinger


"I would recommend Vavrovsky Heine Marth to anyone looking for an attorney. My experience with them was like no other, very compassionate, they take you through each and every step of your case very patiently, answering all the questions you have."

The Legal 500 (2024)

Real estate financing

VHM has specialised in Real Estate for many years. Highly complex projects have been successfully handled by our teams for financiers, borrowers, real estate investment funds and other funds. The spectrum of Real Estate investments and development financing was broad here.

As respected experts, we advise you on establishing investment vehicles such as Real Estate funds, joint ventures, partnerships and limited partnerships as well as on cross-border investment advice and structuring.

In addition, we provide special support in financing through alternative forms of financing, for example crowd-investing, mezzanine financing or also sustainable finance and ESG investing.

Advice to creditors and debtors

  • in the restructuring of real estate and real estate financing
  • in the sale and purchase of distressed real estate
  • including structuring and negotiation of standstill agreements, reorganisation agreements and reorganisation trusts




Christian Marth

Vavrovsky Heine Marth
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Office Vienna
Fleischmarkt 1
1010 Vienna, Austria
Office Salzburg
Mozartplatz 4
5020 Salzburg, Austria
Office Linz
Marienstraße 10a, Top I-15
4020 Linz, Austria