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Mark Birnage

Attorney-at-law • Partner

Mark Birnage joined Pels Rijcken as an attorney in 1993 and has been a partner since 2002. Mark specialises in the tendering and contracting of large projects. He has extensive experience in integrated construction contracts, DBFM(O) contracts, concessions and other innovative contract forms. He also supervised the formation of many public-public cooperation agreements (covenants). At Pels Rijcken, Mark heads the Construction and Procurement Law Department.

Mark studied Dutch Law at Leiden University. He also studied Corporate and Commercial Law at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London. Mark is a regular speaker and lecturer. He is a native English speaker.


  • Leading individual for Project finance and PFI - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Mark Birnage heads the team and focuses on construction disputes, including those relating to large PPP projects." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • "Mark Birnage leads the team and specialises in the procurement and contracting of major PPP projects and concessions." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • Ranked as key lawyer on Construction - The Legal 500, 2022