f.l.t.r.: Clemens Hasenauer, Patrick Aue, Marie-Ann Kronthaler, Beatrix Krauskopf, Paul Schörghofer, Christoph Grabenwarter
With a total prize fund of € 3,500, the CHSH Best Thesis Award – LAWard 2010 – is presented to those students who have written the best dissertations on the subject of commercial law. The official award ceremony was held on Wednesday 24 November 2010 in the conference rooms of CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati.
As an international corporate law firm, CHSH aims to support high-quality education and practical legal training and to support those students and graduates who have shown themselves to be particularly gifted and talented individuals. The winners of this year’s LAWard were selected by a panel of judges, headed by Univ. Prof. DDr. Christoph Grabenwarter (Institute for Austrian and European Public Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business) and also consisting of Dr. Clemens Hasenauer, LL.M. (partner at CHSH), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Brigitta Zöchling-Jud (Institute for Civil Law at the University of Vienna), and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg Kodek, LL.M. (Civil and Corporate Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business).
The winners of the LAWard 2010 are: Mag. Paul Schörghofer (PhD thesis), MMag. Dr. Marie-Ann Kronthaler (PhD thesis), Mag. Dr. Beatrix Krauskopf, LL.M. (Master’s thesis), and Patrick Aue, LL.B. (undergraduate dissertation). The academic papers which received awards were selected not only on the basis of their practical relevance, but also due to their interdisciplinarity. “The jury was positively surprised by the quality of the winning entries and the way in which the subjects were treated. We are pleased to present the LAWard to the winners in recognition of their excellent work”, said Dr. Clemens Hasenauer who heads the Corporate Transactions Department at CHSH.
Podium discussion: “Financial crime – businesses as the perpetrator or victim?”
After the official award ceremony, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marianne Johanna Hilf (Chair for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law and Criminology, University of St. Gallen) gave a lecture on the subject of “Financial crime – businesses as the perpetrator or victim?”, followed by a podium discussion with Dr. Clemens Hasenauer, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg Kodek, LL.M., and Univ.-Prof. DDr. Peter Lewisch, which dealt with questions concerning the subject of financial crime.