Birte specializes in securities law and regulatory requirements for supervised undertakings, including investment firms, banks and fund management companies.
Birte joined Schjødt in 2014. She came from the position of senior advisor in the department of market supervision in the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet), where she worked for over five years. Birte was field supervisor of the section for investment firms and infrastructure, with responsibility for the organization of investment firms, the requirements of the companies' supervisory function, management, compliance etc., and she has been central in the administration and development of policies and practices in this field in recent years.
Furthermore, she had a special responsibility for matters relating to money laundering legislation and remuneration schemes within the securities area. Birte has also participated in a number of on-site inspections, with preparations, implementation and follow-up afterwards.
In 2016/2017, Birte was secretary for the commission who prepared implementation of MiFID II in Norwegian legislation.