Awards for Doctorates supervised by Prof. Dr. Roman Seer


Award for dissertation of Dr. Alexander Witfeld

In year 2016 Dr. Alexander Witfeld completed sucessfully the doctorate procedures with „summa cum laude“. 
His dissertation titled  „Das Umsatzsteuerverfahren und die Insolvenz“ (value added tax procedure and insolvency) is published in the publication series „Bochumer Schriften zum Steuerrecht“ (volume 30). You can find further information here. 
On 22 April 2016 Mr Witfeld received a promotional award  for his work, awarded by Esche Schümann Commichau Foundation in Hamburg. Prof. Dr. Seer attended the ceremony as doctoral supervisor.

Award for dissertation of Dr. Martin Heyes


The dissertation of Dr. Martin Heyes, LL.M. with the topic "Ursachen, Rahmenbedingungen und neue Rechtfertigungsansätze zur Zinsschranke (§ 4h EStG, § 8a KStG)“ (causes, basic conditions and new justification concerning interest barrier) has been awarded in year 2013 with the following awards:

  • promotional award by Deutschen wissenschaftlichen Instituts der Steuerberater e.V. (DWS-Institut)
  • doctoral award by WRT-Stiftung, Hagen
  • Aulinger-Award 2013
  • Hans-Flick Honorary Award 2013

Award from the Esche Schümann Commichau Stiftung goes to Dr. Timo H?öller


Dr. Timo Höller received the advancemend award from the ESC for his dissertation “a critical analysis of the 2008 reformation of business taxation in historical context” ("Eine kritische Analyse der Unternehmensteuerreform 2008 im historischen Kontext". The price giving ceremony was held on March 25th 2011 in Hamburg.

WRT-Foundation-Award and Faculty-Award go to Dr. Marcel Krumm

For his dissertation „Tax Enforcement and Formal Insolvency” (“Steuervollzug und formelle Insolvenz”, Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt a.M., 2009), Dr. Marcel Krumm received the following awards:


  • WRT-Foundation-Award 2010 for best tax law dissertation (given within the Hagen tax discussions)

  • Faculty-Award 2010 from the Faculty of Law of the Ruhr-University Bochum for the best economy and tax law dissertation

Advancement Award from the DWS goes to Dr. Isabel Gabert, LL.M.


For her dissertation “The Valuation Standard of the Current Value in Tax Accounting Law” (“Der Bewertungsmaßstab des Teilwerts im Bilanzsteuerrecht”, published in the paper series of the DWS-Verlag), Dr. Isabel Gabert, LL.M. received the Advancement Award 2010 from the DWS (German Science  Institute of Tax Consultants e.V.). For further information please regard the official press announcement.

news release (german).

Institut/doktorandenschule/2750_web.jpgThe Award was presented by the chairman of the DWS Dr. Horst Vinken on November 29th during the DWS-Symposium at the Adlon Hotel in Berlin.