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WHG attorneys at law

WHG is a law firm specialized in real estate, corporate and commercial law with offices in Austria and Bulgaria.

With our many years of experience, we ensure a fluent and efficient implementation of your projects and respond individually to the particularities of each individual mandate.

Our law firm also advises international companies in cross-border legal matters. Especially companies from German-speaking countries operating in Bulgaria rely on the expertise of WHG.

Our international team cooperates closely with the local Foreign Trade Center of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) as well as the branch office of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Sofia.

Expertise

Real Estate

Real Estate

WHG specializes in comprehensive advice and representation in the field of real estate law. We work for project developers and builders as well as for private individuals and companies.


Our focus is not only on the contractual design of real estate contracts, such as purchase agreements, donation agreements, tenancy agreements, easement agreements, etc., but also on the related public law (building law, trade law, etc.) and tax aspects. The processing via the electronic lawyers’ trust register of the Vienna Bar Association (eATHB) and the self-calculation and collection of taxes and fees complete the range of services offered by WHG in this area.

 

Whether it is project development away from the greenfield site, the development of existing properties or the handling of purchase contracts in accordance with the Property Developer Contract Act (BTVG), you can rely on the many years of expertise of WHG. We offer a comprehensive service with profound know-how, from efficient coordination and legal structuring of the project to support during the construction phase and sale (one-stop-shop).

 

By providing legal advice to project developers, WHG also has extensive experience in connection with the drafting of construction contracts, architects’ contracts and general contractor agreements. Over the years, we have built up a network of recognised real estate experts and investors to promote the realisation of real estate projects.

 

We will also be happy to provide you with comprehensive advice on tenancy and housing law, in particular in the negotiation and conclusion of tenancy or lease agreements. The establishment of condominium ownership is just as much a part of WHG’s areas of expertise as the representation and advice of individual condominium owners or condominium associations in all aspects of housing law.

 

Real estate transactions must be well structured from the very beginning. WHG supports you in choosing the optimal legal and tax structure (asset deal or share deal), in carrying out a comprehensive legal due diligence, in contract negotiations, in drawing up the necessary contracts up to the conclusion of the transaction. Real estate funds also rely on the professional expertise of WHG.

 

WHG also focuses on hotel real estate and the leisure industry. WHG regularly advises and represents hotel operators (including white label operators), but also developers of hotel real estate and serviced apartments. In addition to its comprehensive competence in tenancy law, WHG also distinguishes itself through its extensive market knowledge and expertise in this special area of real estate law.

Commercial and corporate law

Commercial and corporate law

WHG advises you in all areas of commercial and corporate law. Numerous national and international companies from various industries rely on our many years of experience.


We accompany and advise companies in all areas of corporate law, from the choice of the optimal legal form, the establishment, ongoing activities, preparation and handling of shareholders’ meetings, resolution of intra-company conflicts, up to possible liquidation.

 

WHG will also assist you in the area of mergers and acquisitions, in the purchase or sale of a company. We represent and advise you in contract negotiations and ensure that the drafting of the contract corresponds to your legal and economic interests.

 

A further focus of WHG’s areas of expertise is international transport and freight forwarding law, in which we are successfully active for a large number of international companies. We advise in particular on the transport of goods and passengers, especially with regard to compliance with national and intra-community standards and guidelines.

More areas of expertise

The early regulation of the transfer of a company or assets represents a major challenge for both private individuals and companies. WHG advises and supports you in the drafting of testamentary dispositions as well as in connection with company succession or prior asset transfers, such as donations or the establishment of a private foundation. Just as important is the competent and quick handling of probate proceedings, especially in cross-border cases.

As sports enthusiasts, we have also integrated our passion into our profession and have specialised in advising and representing clients in the increasingly important field of sports law. We also advise clubs and associations in all aspects of association law, but especially in connection with sports law.

WHG has many years of experience in the field of foundation and fund law, not only in advising foundations and funds, but also in the assumption of board functions by the partners of WHG.

With many years of experience, WHG first of all offer you a legal and economic assessment of the prospects of the lawsuit as well as the expected costs. In accordance with your requests and after weighing up the respective concrete opportunities and risks, we recommend the approach that indicates the most success in each individual case, from various options of extrajudicial dispute resolution to (national or international) court or arbitration proceedings.

Arrears of payment from customers and business partners can be a considerable business burden for your company. WHG advises and represents you in the collection and judicial assertion of your claims. Depending on your requests and needs, we offer you a tailor-made solution from the legal dunning letter, to the legal action, to the execution proceedings.

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Contact

WHG Wien

Bösendorferstraße 9
1010 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 890 26 28
Fax.: +43 1 890 26 28
E-Mail: office@whglaw.at

WHG Sofia

Blvd. Hristo Smirnenski 4
1164 Sofia
Tel.: +359 2 898 69 16
Fax.: +359 898 69 16-30
E-Mail: office@whglaw.at