Ben Köhler receives Otto Hahn Medal

June 24, 2022

Ben Köhler, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, has received an Otto Hahn Medal for his dissertation. The Max Planck Society awards the Medal each year to young researchers in recognition of highly accomplished dissertations. The award is named after the Max Planck Society’s founding president, a pioneer in the field of radiochemistry.

Dr Ben Köhler has been interested in the laws of foreign jurisdictions since his early days as a law student. He studied French and German law at Saarland University and Paul Verlaine University – Metz. After finishing his dual studies with the licence de droit and the first and second state exams in Germany, he earned an LLM from Harvard Law School before completing his doctoral studies at Saarland University. His dissertation, Die Vorteils- und Gewinnherausgabe im CISG (Gain-based remedies in the CISG), sets forth essential criteria for further refinement and development of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). He joined the Institute in 2020.

Image: © Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law / Johanna Detering

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