Cologne – The law firm has awarded the CMS Hasche Sigle Prize 2010, recognising outstanding academic work by three individuals in the area of corporate and business law. The CMS corporate law prize has been awarded regularly since 2003. In its assessment, the CMS Hasche Sigle jury places special emphasis on originality of the entries, their practical relevance and academic rigour.
First place was taken by Dr Johanna Servatius for her dissertation written in Cologne entitled "Decision-Making with Representative Clause in the KG and GmbH – a Legal-Constructivist Exposition". The prize carries a cash sum of 5,000 euros. The future Managing Partner of CMS Hasche Sigle, Dr Hubertus Kolster, presented the award certificate and said: "We are delighted that we continue to attract entries from so many young academics. Their success shows they are right to have confidence in the quality of their work and allows us to recognise the exceptional talent of individuals such as today’s three prize winners."
CMS Hasche Sigle also awarded a prize to Dr Stefan Brass for his work on "Hedge Funds as Active Investors – Legal Barriers and Suggestions for Legislative Policy" and Dr Anton Ederle for "Hidden Controlling Agreements". All three dissertations were assessed as summa cum laude by the respective universities.