award for outstanding theses in the field of white collar crime and corporate criminal law

petsche pollak award - the first prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of white-collar crime/corporate criminal law enters the next round

This year, Dr. Christoph Grünwald succeeded in winning the first petsche pollak award. His outstanding dissertation on the topic of "Criminal Omission of Decision-Makers in Companies" made it through our top-class expert jury with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Zerbes (Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology of the University of Vienna), Univ. Prof. Dr. Robert Kert (Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business), Hon.-Prof. Senior Public Prosecutor Dr. Fritz Zeder, D. E. A. (Head of the Legislative Department responsible for ancillary criminal law at the Federal Ministry of Justice).

This was the petsche pollak award 2022: The petsche pollak award including the winner's check was handed over to the winner during a ceremony at Palais Coburg in the presence of guests of honor, among them FM for EU and Constitution Mag. Karoline Edtstadler, the expert jury and all submitters.

Also in 2023 we will donate the petsche pollak award for an outstanding scientific paper in the field of white collar crime and corporate criminal law in the amount of 7,500 euros.

The submission deadline is expected to be 1 to 30.4.2023. The exact conditions of participation can be found here from January 2023.

We look forward to receiving your submissions to


Preisträger 2022 - Dr. Christoph Grünwald

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