Through wisdom a house is built and through understanding it is established.

Confucius

scope of service

Construction and Plant Law

Construction law is a branch of law that deals with legal issues including contract, negligence, building construction, guarantiees and sureties, bonds and bonding, liens and other security interests, tendering, and related fields. From purchasing and sale of realties, building and construction of all kinds, to the establishment of building rights and liens, BLS can provide you with legal advice and representation, whether through judicial proceedings, arbitration, negotiations or mediation in all aspects of construction law, and develop solutions best suited for your specific needs and circumstances. Through our extensive knowledge of the complexities of construction project contracts, we can show you how to protect your interests and help to ensure you have the necessary legal protection in your contracts. On a regular basis, we legally represent builders and neighbors in building approval proceedings, during the constructions phase and before court. Based on both our vast experience in the area of building law, in particular in connection with the avoidance or conducting of respective court proceedings and our network of authorized court experts in all fields, our law firm is a competent partner with regard to this legal domain. Furthermore, we practice to guide our clients through their construction-related legal matters successfully, efficiently and cost effectively.

Building contract law

Preventative assessment and revision of possible problem cases in connection with variable text displays, LED screens and interface problems with respect to motorway building


  • Permanent legal representation of a company leading in the field of district heating and pipeline construction with respect to issues pertaining to building law, i.e. most recently within the framework of an extensive installation of heating pipelines

  • Legal representation of a company in connection with extensive work done concerning the Skylink project

Extrajudicial claims settlement and project management

Segment L 40 (Altersbergbrücke) of the A 10


  • Collapse of the Danube bridge in Vilshofen/Germany

  • Exchange of the entire piping installations in an Austrian hospital

Litigation, Warranty law and Tort

Legal representation in civil proceedings before the Vienna Supreme Court and the Munich I Regional Court concerning toll bridges of German motorways (damage in the amount of EUR 20 million)


  • Tort proceedings concerning floor screed not satisfying the state of the art and the rules of engineering at a major construction site

Public procurement law

Numerous legal assessment of calls for bids and tender offers for companies in the industry and in the building sector


  • Filing of damage claims on part of the best bidder against the principal, who - in the framework of a call for tenders - negates provisions of the Federal Act on Public Tenders

  • Initiation of judicial review proceedings on behalf of the best bidder due to both unlawful tender documents and unlawful awarding of the contract on federal state level

Recommendations

"BLS Rechtsanwälte (Attorneys at Law) handles a high volume of litigation, and recently represented an Austrian construction company in disputes arising from the construction of a retirement home."
– The Legal 500