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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.


  • "Mark Birnage is always available, friendly and knowledgeable." - The Legal 500, 2024
  • "Mark Birnage is an expert in procurement and contracting of PPP projects and concessions, DBFMO contracts and innovative contract forms." - The Legal 500, 2024
  • "Mark is an excellent lawyer and a pleasure to work with." - Chambers Europe, 2024
  • Leading individual for Project finance and PFI - The Legal 500, 2023