v.l.n.r.: Stefan Karkulik, Matthias Lukan, Nina Huber, Dominik Pflug
"And the CHSH LAWard 2011 goes to ..." CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has answered this question in cooperation with the business law programme at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien). With a total prize fund of EUR 3,500, the CHSH Best Thesis Award – LAWard 2011 – 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 16 November 2011 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, Vienna University of Economics and Business) and also consisting of Dr. Clemens Hasenauer, LL.M. (CHSH Partner), Univ.-Prof. DDr. Peter Lewisch (CHSH Attorney), 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 2011 are: Dr. Nina Huber (dissertation), Dominik Pflug, LL.M (Master's thesis), Matthias Lukan LL.B. (undergraduate dissertation) and Stefan Karkulik 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 "Lobbying and its limits"
After the official award ceremony, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hubert Hinterhofer (Public Law, University of Salzburg) gave a lecture on the subject of “Lobbying and its limits", followed by a podium discussion with Dr. Clemens Hasenauer, Univ. Prof. DDr. Christoph Grabenwarter (Institute for Austrian and European Public Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business), and Dr. Rosemarie Schön (Austrian Economic Chamber, Head of the Department for Legal Policy).