Niels Gercke

Lawyer and partner

Tel.: +49 511 – 856149-81
Fax: + 49 511 – 856149-22

Dr. Niels Gercke completed his legal training as a lawyer in Göttingen, Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main and completed his doctorate degree in the field of civil procedure law.

He initially worked for a large internationally focused law firm.

At our firm at the Hanover location, Dr. Gercke now looks after national and international clients in matters regarding business, corporate and labour law.



Philosophy and psychology studies at the University of Hagen
First state law examinations (Georg-August University Göttingen)
Sartorius AG, Göttingen
Second state law examinations (Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt am Main)
KPMG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Hanover
He completed his doctorate degree at the University of Osnabrück
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Legal firm in Frankfurt am Main and Hanover
Since 2017
Partner at the legal firm Melz Gercke Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Working languages

German, English


Dr. Sebastian Melz/Dr. Niels Gercke: “Insolvenzspezifisches Freistellungsrecht des Insolvenzverwalters” (Leave of absence rights relating to insolvency matters for the insolvency administrator), LAG judgement review, Lower Saxony, judgement dated 23/07/2015, file ref. 7 SaGa 614/15, Der Arbeits-Rechts-Berater (The labour legal advisor) December 2015, p. 366


Dr. Niels Gercke: “Arbeitsrechtliche Ausgestaltung von Aktienoptionen” (The structure of stock options in relation to labour law).
Article in PwC Human Resource News, 5/2014, p. 7


Dr. Niels Gercke: “Pauschalabgeltung von Überstunden” (Lump sum payments for overtime)
Article written with lawyer Dr. Volker Vogt, partner at Schomerus & Partner, StBW 2013, p. 236