CHSH Best Thesis Award

LAWard 2019

As an international corporate law firm, CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati 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.

To promote the academic activities of those studying Austrian, European and international corporate law, CHSH – in cooperation with the business law programme at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) – presents the CHSH Best Thesis Award – the LAWard 2019 – with a total prize fund of EUR 3,500,- 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:

Undergraduate dissertation

Master's dissertation

PhD thesis


Undergraduate dissertation           EUR  500.00 (awarded in respect of two dissertations)

Master's dissertation                     EUR 1,000.00 (awarded in respect of one dissertation)

PhD thesis                                        EUR 1,500.00 (awarded in respect of one thesis)


Entries for the LAWard 2019 can be submitted from now until 31 October 2019 (date of the postmark). An expert panel of judges consisting of representatives drawn from the fields of academia and practice will decide on the awarding of cash prizes.

The conditions of participation can be found here.

Facultas supports the LAWard 2019 through publication of the dissertations in respect of which prizes are awarded.