Mark Beer OBE is a speaker, strategic advisor and independent non-executive director. He brings 3 decades of international experience to cut through complexity, delivering clear, focussed and pragmatic advice.
Mark is an innovative, solution-orientated and client-focused Commercial Advisor and respected International Lawyer with extensive experience working with big law-firms, private corporations, Governments and the judiciary. Mark’s diverse, global experience allows him to find answers to complex issues and has led to him being named as one of the ‘top 50 most influential Brits in the UAE’ by Forbes Middle East.
Mark was appointed as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in her 2013 Birthday honours list for his work strengthening relations between the UK and the UAE. Mark has also been shortlisted by the Law Society England and Wales as the UK’s Solicitor of the Year In-House; In 2020, Mark was shortlisted in the Law Society Excellence Awards as Legal Personality of the Year.
Mark is an internationally renowned engaging and passionate speaker, bringing unique insights and a problem-solving perspective to events and workshops across the globe. Best known as an innovative, solution-orientated client-focused lawyer and commercial advisor, Mark draws upon 3 decades of experience to discuss a broad range of topics.
Mark Beer OBE is a highly sought after Commercial Advisor with particular expertise within the Middle East, Central Asia, CIS and China.
A skilled negotiator, Mark has been on hand to offer dispute resolution for Countries, Heads of State and some of the world's largest multinationals. Mark’s ability to see both sides of the situation allows him to develop a solution-focused strategy to maximise outcomes.
Mark has extensive experience as a Non-Executive Director and has assisted companies, charities, educational institutions and NGOs around the world.
Whether you’re looking for a critical friend or to discover new perspectives, Mark would be the perfect addition to your team.
Perhaps the last important piece put into place, administratively, during these early years occurred in 2008 with the naming of Mark Beer as the judiciary’s full-time, Dubai-based Registrar. In many ways Beer’s appointment helped further elevate the global presence, power and prestige of the DIFC Courts. Over the years, Beer’s reputation within the legal and business community has been stellar. He is thought of as brilliant, honest, charismatic, and eloquent, and someone who is seen as having boundless, optimistic energy."
Professor Jayanth Krishnan, Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law; Director, Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University in his book ‘The story of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts’