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CMS Hasche Sigle prize awarded for work in the field of corporate law


For the second time commercial law firm CMS Hasche Sigle has awarded a young academic with the CMS Hasche Sigle Prize for excellence in academic research in the field of commercial law. The prize of EUR 5,000 was awarded to Dr Wolfgang Servatius, research assistant at the Institute for Private Law and the Law of Civil Procedure at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, for his dissertation on the subject of "structural measures and governance – the director's duties regarding business decisions of the shareholders' meeting".

The presentation took place in Frankfurt at the official opening of the firm's new Frankfurt premises. In his presentation address Joachim Gres, senior partner of CMS Hasche Sigle said that Dr Servatius' "work represented an innovative and interesting – even ground-breaking – contribution to the debate on "correct" governance in joint stock companies". The dissertation, which deals with the topical issue of corporate governance, sets out a list of duties for the management bodies of joint stock companies in preparing and implementing structural decisions. In so doing, Dr Servatius has filled in a blank on the map of joint stock company law.

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:

Cornelius Brandi, Managing Partner
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 / 20360-156
E-mail: [email protected]


CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 420 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide spectrum of industry.

CMS Hasche Sigle operates at all the major business centres. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow, Prague and Shanghai.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com .

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading European law firms. With over 575 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 3,800 support staff we advise our clients in 24 countries in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

Local strength and legal tax advice tailored to the requirements of the market combined with a substantial amount of business and organisational integration form the basis for high-quality international legal advice.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Klainguti Stettler Wille (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 57 offices in 24 countries in Western and Central Europe, North and South America, Asia and North Africa.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see www.cmslegal.com .