The "Ottmar Bühler-academic-award" (OB-award) is a highly renowned academic award in the field of business taxation in Germany. The OB-award aims to promote young talented students and Ph. D. candidates with respect to their overall academic performance and contributions to scientific research. The students and Ph. D. candidates to be honored are evaluated and carefully chosen by a high profile curatory consisting of the president of the German fiscal court (BFH), the director of the institute for taxation and accounting and highly renowned tax experts from the field.
Ottmar Bühler (1884-1965) made fundamental contributions to German tax law after the Third Reich, especially in developing fundamental principles in international tax law. The Ottmar Bühler-academic-award was initiated by Albert J. Rädler (1933-2012).
Members of the curatory are:
- Prof. Dr. Deborah Schanz, Director of the institute for business taxation, Ludwig-Maximilians-University
- Prof. Dr. Jens Blumenberg, Tax Advisor, Linklaters
- Prof. Dr. h.c. Rudolf Mellinghoff, president of the German fiscal court (BFH)
- Dipl.-Kfm. Andreas Schaflitzl, Tax Advisor, Linklaters
The Ottmar Bühler-academic-award is sponsored by Linklaters.
For further information please see our German website . . .