Projects / Procurement and Infrastructure

Graf & Pitkowitz is renowned for its advisory work on large scale projects – in particular in the area of public procurement. Our expert Otto Waechter has longstanding and extensive expertise. He represents domestic and international companies, as well as public sector clients and has been involved in numerous large-scale projects in the past.

Our public procurement practice consists of advising clients on structure planning and implementing procurement proceedings for complex projects, including: the right choice of procedure, assisting in drafting necessary procurement documentation and consultation on setting up and financing procurement companies. Furthermore, we regularly assist private bidders in their successful procurement participation. We advise and represent our clients at every stage of the procedure and, if required, also in review procedures before domestic and international public procurement control authorities.

Our key strength areas include infrastructure and transport. In recent years, we successfully represented the highest bidder, Autostrade S.p.A., in the framework of the procurement of the toll system for heavy goods vehicles (to this date among the largest infrastructure deals in Austria) and French Construction giant Vinci in its bid for the PPP East Region highway project (A 5 North highway). Additional industry expertise includes healthcare, energy, and IT sectors.

Infrastructure projects, in particular due to their legal complexity and high project volumes, require diligent consideration of project structures from both the contracting parties and the contractors. We combine outstanding legal expertise with in-depth knowledge of the market, including its political and economic environment. We therefore always ensure efficient and result-orientated handling of public procurement procedures.

As a full-service law firm, our specialists on public procurement and infrastructure work with lawyers from other related areas, which of course always guarantees a one-stop consultation.

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Graf & Pitkowitz’s ‘flexible, professional and knowledgeable’ team represents bidders in public procurement procedures while also handling procurement review work.

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (2017)


Otto Waechter

Dr. Otto Waechter

LL.M. (NYU) M.B.L.-HSG | Partner
T +43 1 401 17 - 0


Stefanie Swatek

Mag. Stefanie Swatek

LL.M. (Wien/SCU) | Attorney-at-Law
Otto Waechter

Dr. Otto Waechter

LL.M. (NYU) M.B.L.-HSG | Partner

Areas of Expertise

  • Preparation and structuring of procurements
  • Conduct of Procurement Proceedings
  • Advising private bidders in their procurement participation (classic and sectorial area)
  • Infrastructure projects (PPP projects)
  • Project Finance
  • Administrative Approval Procedures
  • Review Procedures


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