Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners is reporting that the Austrian Supreme Court (OGH) has issued a final ruling on a long-running dispute involving the City of Vienna’s attempt to evict general leaseholder Norbert Weber from the "Copa Cagrana" stretch of bars and restaurants in the city. FWP represented the City of Vienna throughout the dispute.
According to FWP, "the OGH dismissed all legal remedies filed by the general leaseholder. Therefore the eviction order handed down by the district court of Donaustadt has become final and absolute and the proceedings cannot be reopened. After successfully evicting the general leaseholder and bringing the lengthy proceedings – over 40 civil lawsuits and administrative proceedings – to a close, redeveloping the area is no longer impeded by any obstacles. The City of Vienna is expected to start the relevant work in 2017. According to the information provided by the City of Vienna, the leisure area will cover an expanse of 30,000 square meters. In addition, a variety of functional areas, different bars and restaurants, and numerous open spaces shall bring new life to a 300-meter waterfront."
The FWP team was led by Partner Michael Hecht.