Mark Birnage, advocaat Pels Rijcken

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 practical and understandable for an engineer.  He also gives very good and honest advice about our legal position.”, Legal 500, 2021
  • Leading Individual, Legal 500, 2021
  • Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500, 2020
  • Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500, 2019
  • "Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV’s team is headed by the brilliant Mark Birnage.", Legal 500, 2016