Best Thesis Award


As an international corporate law firm, CERHA HEMPEL aims to further high-quality education and practical legal training and support those students and graduates who have shown themselves to be particularly gifted and talented individuals.


Best Thesis Award

To promote the academic activities of students of Austrian, European and international corporate law, CERHA HEMPEL – in cooperation with the business law programme at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) – presents the CERHA HEMPEL Best Thesis Award – the LAWard 2023 – with a total prize fund of up to EUR 5,000,- to undergraduate and master's students who have written truly exceptional dissertations on a subject relating to corporate law and to one graduate of a PhD in law programme whose thesis has been judged to be of exceptional quality.


Prizes will be awarded by a jury consisting of academics and legal practitioners, in the following three categories:

Bachelor thesis

Master thesis

PhD thesis


The deadline for the LAWard 2023 has already passed. The award ceremony will be held in January 2024.

The conditions of participation can be found here.

Facultas supports the LAWard 2023 with book vouchers and enables the publication of the award-winning dissertation.