Marcus Nierkens

Attorney (Germany) | Specialist for insolvency law | Partner

Marcus Nierkens, Portrait
Office Duisburg
Philosophenweg 21
+49 203 4182988 9
mnierkens [at]

Marcus Nierkens has been an insolvency administrator for almost 15 years, and is regularly appointed by a variety of courts.



During his studies, Marcus Nierkens worked at a law firm specialising in commercial law. Since being admitted to the bar in 2002, he has predominantly worked in the field of insolvency administration. He first worked as a clerk and, since 2006, has been regularly appointed as an administrator by various courts  (Dortmund, Duisburg, Essen, Kleve). He has dealt with and restructured companies of various sizes in various industries.


Marcus Nierkens is a partner at GÖRG Insolvenzverwaltung Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten. 

Before joining GÖRG in January 2013, he was a partner at “Beck & Hölzle”, a law firm specialising in commercial law and insolvency administration, with offices in the Lower Rhine area and Bremen. Only a few months after starting there and directly after completing assessor examinations at the Düsseldorf Ministry of Justice, he was appointed a non-equity partner there and, in 2008, became an equity partner. On 1 January 2013, the firm “Beck & Hölzle” merged with GÖRG.

During his studies at Bielefeld University, Marcus Nierkens worked at a law firm specialising in commercial law and insolvency administration in his East Westphalian hometown. After completing his first state examinations, he also worked as a lecturer for several years at the Hemmer legal tutorial institute. He remains committed to teaching and, alongside his day job, still regularly gives talks on matters of insolvency law, mainly on financial reporting and remuneration.

He was admitted to the bar in 2002.

Memberships and awards

  • German Bar Association

Teaching activities and lectures

  • 1999 – 2003:  Juristisches Repetitorium Hemmer (Hemmer legal tutorial institute) on general and special civil law, procedural and enforcement law, as well as commercial and corporate law
  • Since 2010: several times a year - seminars and lectures on matters of insolvency law, in particular on financial reporting and remuneration in the field of insolvency law

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