Prizes

Victor Brudney Prize

Established by the Program on Corporate Governance in honor of Professor Victor Brudney, Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor in Corporate Finance Law, Emeritus. This prize may be awarded annually to the best student paper on a topic related to corporate governance.

2017

Maxime Verheyden, LLM ’17

Public Reporting by Benefit Corporations: Importance, Compliance and Recommendations

2016

Marlen Thaten

Liability of Bank Directors in Corporate Governance Germany – A Call for Public Enforcement

Gilad Zohari

The Taxonomy of Judicial Scrutiny Over the Sale of Controlled Companies to Unaffiliated Third Parties

2015

Scott Hirst, S.J.D.

Undistorting Shareholder Voting

Kobi Kastiel, S.J.D.

Against All Odds: Shareholder Activism in Controlled Companies

Yaron Nili, S.J.D. ’15

The ‘New Insiders’ – Rethinking Independent Directors’ Tenure

2014

Roy Shapira, S.J.D. ’14

A Reputational Theory of Corporate Law

2013

Federico Cenzi Venezze, LL.M. ’13

The Costs of Control Enhancing Mechanisms: How can Regulatory Dualism Create Value in the Privatizations of States’ Owned Firms in Europe?

2012

Yinzhi Miao, LL.M. ’12

Oversea Listing and State-Owned-Enterprise Governance in China: the Role of the State

Alexander Zalivako LL.M. ’12

Structuring Corporate Governance in Close Firms: Legal Problems and their Practical Solutions

2011

Anastasiya Putilova LL.M. ’11

Shareholders’ Agreements in Russia

Andrew Tuch, S.J.D. ’11

Conflicted Gatekeepers: The Volcker Rule and Goldman Sachs

2010

Andrew Tuch, S.J.D. ’11

Multiple Gatekeepers

2009

Pavlos Masouros, LL.M. ’09

Private Ordering and Corporate Governance: The Case of Venture Capital

Roy Shapira, LL.M. ’09

Corporate Philanthropy and the Handicap Principle

Holger Spamann, S.J.D. ’09

Contemporary Legal Transplants: Legal Families and the Diffusion of (Corporate) Law

2008

Jared Gross, J.D. ’08

Berle and Means Revisited: Block Ownership, Agency Costs, and Going Private Transactions, Appendix

John Horsfield-Bradbury, J.D. ’08

Hedge Fund Self-Regulation in the US and UK

2007

Vincent T. Cannon, J.D. ’07

Secondary Markets in Private Equity and the Future of U.S. Capital Markets

Anthony Uccellini, J.D. ’07

The Effect of Disclosure Regulation on M&A Activity: Evidence From the Over-the-Counter Market

2006

Andrew Brasher, J.D. ’06

Substantive Consolidation: A Critical Examination

Katerina Linos, J.D. ’06

Social Learning and the Development of Corporate Law

Holger Spamann, SJD ’09

On the Insignificance and/or Endogeneity of La Porta et. al.’s ‘Anti-Director Rights Index’ Under Consistent Coding

2005

David M. Foster, J.D. ’05

Politics, Legal Origins, and the Roots of Modern Economic Institutions

Lynn Poss, J.D. ’05

Changes to the Independent Director Requirements: The 2004 Amendments in Context

2004

Kiwi Camara, J.D. ’05

Shareholder Voting and the Bundling Problem in Corporate Law

Gordon Moodie, J.D. ’05

Forty Years of Charter Competition: A Race to Protect Directors from Liability?

Irving Oberman Prize

The Irving Oberman Award for June 2004 was awarded to three students for work each of them did in the field of corporate governance:

Sofie Cools, LL.M. ’04

Protection versus Control: Beware of indices! Shareholder Protection and Balance of Substantive Powers in Common Law and Civil Law Jurisdictions
(This paper has been reworked and is now available with the below title)
The Real Difference in Corporate Law Between the United States and Continental Europe: Distribution of Powers

Petja Toskan, S.J.D. ’04

Systems of Corporate Governance: Convergence, Institutions, and Competitive Advantage

Tobias Troeger LL.M. ’04

Choice of Jurisdiction in European Corporate Law – Perspectives of European Corporate Governance