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Frankfurt, May 4, 2018 – Today, Baker McKenzie awarded the best dissertation in commercial law at the Frankfurt Goethe University. This year the award went to Dr. Dominik Schöneberger. He was honored for his dissertation “Bank restructuring and bank liquidation in Germany and in the United States (Bankenrestrukturierung und Bankenabwicklung in Deutschland und den USA)“. Baker McKenzie annually presents the Baker McKenzie Award for exceptional dissertations or professorial theses written within the law department of the Frankfurt Goethe University.

“Dominik Schöneberger’s work is a perfect example of the connection between legal dogmatics, comparative law and economic analysis. It is not only a critical survey of the applicable law, but it also develops a wide range of constructive legal policy proposals“, comments Schöneberger’s mentoring professor, Prof. Dr. Andreas Cahn, LL.M., Institute for Civil and Commercial Law of the Goethe University.

Dr. Matthias Scholz, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie Germany and Austria, presented the prize during the doctoral awards ceremony of the law department at the Westend Campus of the Goethe University. He highlighted the importance and tradition of the award: “The Baker McKenzie Award celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1988, we honor dissertations or professorial theses which highlight a commercial law issue and which are evaluated as ‘summa cum laude’. The award is an expression of our close ties with the Goethe University and at the same time it is an important part of our efforts to promote legal talent.”

The price is endowed with 6,000 euros. If there are two outstanding academic works in one year, as it occurred frequently in the past, the prize is divided. The previous awardees followed different career paths. Today, many of them are university professors. Likewise, there are investment bankers, judges and lawyers among them.
 
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