Alexander Ruckteschler receives Otto Hahn Medal
Alexander Ruckteschler, former research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for his dissertation. Each year, the Max Planck Society (MPG) bestows this award on young scientists and scholars in recognition of outstanding doctoral theses. Otto Hahn, a pioneer of radiochemistry, served as the first president of the MPG upon its founding.
Dr. Alexander Ruckteschler studied law at the University of Freiburg and completed his doctoral studies at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. His dissertation on transfers of rights that are the subject of a pending litigation (German title: Die Veräußerung streitbefangener Gegenstände. Eine Neubewertung auf historisch-vergleichender Grundlage) undertakes a historical and comparative reassessment of the controlling provisions of German civil procedure and their 140-year tradition. By revealing the historical background, he develops new solutions to old controversies. Drawing on findings from a comparative analysis of English, French, and Swiss law, he furthermore suggests a set of norms to better address the parties’ interests.