The provincial government of Salzburg has just issued a land use ordinance giving the go-ahead for the expansion of the EUROPARK shopping centre, which is located in the provincial capital of Salzburg. This announcement was preceded by years of legal proceedings in which the op-erator SES, part of the SPAR Austria Group, was represented by the environmental and regu-latory law team at CERHA HEMPEL. With 130 shopping partners, EUROPARK is the largest private employer location in the greater Salzburg area, is located next to SPAR's corporate headquarters and is the flagship of its Central European shopping centre division SES.
"Together with our client, we're extremely pleased to have been able to successfully bring about a solution regarding this complicated patchwork of challenging legal issues in a political context," said CERHA HEMPEL partner MMag. Dr. Stefan Huber, LL.M. "This success underscores the exceptional competence and ability of our environmental and regulatory law team in bringing major projects to a successful conclusion in a comprehensive legal manner."
From a legal perspective, in addition to environmental and regulatory law issues, CERHA HEMPEL also advised and represented the client on questions relating to land use and town planning, provincial constitutional law, and criminal law.
"We'd like to thank the team at CERHA HEMPEL for their outstanding commitment and for con-stantly developing new and well-considered approaches. By engaging the services of this pro-fessional team back in 2021, it was finally possible to bring about the enactment of the land use ordinance after more than twelve years and against all the odds," says MMag. Peter Manharts-berger, LLB.oec of SPAR.
In addition to partner MMag. Dr. Stefan Huber, LL.M., the core team at CERHA HEMPEL con-sisted of partner MMag. Dr. Hans Kristoferitsch, LL.M. and lawyer Dr. Claudia Hanslik-Schnei-der.