Dr. Marcus Böttger

Portrait: Dr. Marcus Böttger

Lawyer since 1996

Professional Background
  • Studied law at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), legal clerkship at Regional Court Duisburg
  • 1992 to 1994 research assistant at the state parliament of North Rhine Westphalia and teaching assignment at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • PhD in 1996 on the subject "High Treason in the supreme court adjudications in the Weimar Republic"
  • 1996 to 2006 attorney (partner since 2001) in the law firm Wessing II · Verjans, Düsseldorf
  • since 2000 specialist attorney for criminal law
  • 2006 co-founder of the law firm VBB Rechtsanwälte, Düsseldorf
  • Teaching assignments at the German Academy of Lawyers, Management Circle and the Federal Criminal Police Office Bundeskriminalamt
  • Starting from 2012 till 2017, judge at the Lawyers Court in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia
Specialisation areas
  • Defence and representation in all areas of economic and tax criminal law, especially in the areas of corruption, defalcation and capital market
  • Strategic support and representation for companies in all phases of criminal investigations
  • Advice for companies in avoiding risks of criminal liability in the form of:
    • compliance consulting
    • preventive consulting
    • external compliance officer
Languages German, English
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V.
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Strafrecht des DAV
  • Deutsche Strafverteidiger e.V.
  • Deutsch-Britische Juristenvereinigung e.V.
  • Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Vereinigung e.V.
  • International Bar Association (IBA)