Public law & Public procurement

Our specialists guarantee top-level legal advice. This means home-field advantage in tackling every challenge, thanks to the persistence and absolute commitment of our powerful team.

The Challenge

Public contracts and infrastructure projects are crucially important to the economy. Especially in a country with a strong public sector, such as Austria, the fields of infrastructure and procurement are highly relevant to our clients, whether they be the contracting authority or a private-sector provider.

The complexity and high cost of infrastructure projects require optimised project structures and project time schedules in order to achieve sustainable cost advantages. Nevertheless, within such optimisation it is crucial to take into account the numerous complex legal provisions, whether relating to plant and facility approval, public procurement law or environmental regulations.

Profound knowledge, a wealth of experience and the practice-oriented ability to create tailor-made solutions for specific project requirements are the keys to success.

Our Expertise

For years, we have maintained a special focus on infrastructure projects. We have successfully handled both motorway and railway projects, and provided valuable support for large-scale construction projects such as shopping centres, office and residential buildings and hydro projects. Expertise and experience in real estate and construction law as well as in financing and public procurement law have made us Austria’s market leader in infrastructure law.

We also advise Austria’s authorities on public procurement procedures as well as bidders participating in contract award procedures. Core components of our advice in this area are the recognition of defects in tender documents and reacting to new developments in on-going procedures as soon as possible, as this allows for appropriate and effective measures to be taken and thus ensures the best possible outcome. Protecting our clients’ interests in a decisive and vehement manner is our guiding principle.

Our Team

Michael Hecht and Rudolf Christian Pekar are the partners in charge of infrastructure and procurement law, working together with a well-experienced team. Seminars at universities on this area of expertise, legal publications as well as various invitations to speak at symposiums and seminars demonstrate the outstanding professional expertise gained in years of handling large-scale procurement and infrastructure projects.