Jørgen Birkeland works primarily with contract law in general and construction law in particular. Birkeland has previously been responsible for the development of new and revised standard contracts in the construction industry in Norway through seven years, and has special expertise in this discipline. In addition, he has been secretary of the Norwegian Society of Construction Law for six years. Birkeland is also an experienced lecturer.

Birkeland is co-author of the books "Comments on NS 8401 and NS 8402" and "Housing Construction Act - Agreement Documents with comments".

Professional Experience

  • Senior Associate, Wiersholm, 2014
  • Legal Project Manager, Standards Norway, 2007-2014
  • Legal Advisor, The Directorate of Labour Inspection, 2003-2006


  • Cand.jur., University of Oslo, 2002