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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’

Mark is a highly sought-after advisor with extensive Commercial and Legal expertise within the Middle East, Central Asia, and China.  

Best known as an innovative, solution-orientated, client-focused lawyer and commercial advisor, Mark has worked with big law firms, private corporations, Governments and the judiciary. Mark’s  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.


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 any situation allows him to develop a solution-focused strategy to maximise outcomes. 


Mark also provides clients with guidance on a broad range of issues that businesses and organisations face, drawing upon over 30 years of Legal and Commercial experience. 


Whether you have a new or established business, Mark’s business advisory services can help you to look to the future with confidence. By working with Mark, you gain access to a critical friend who will be on hand to listen to any challenges and work with you to find the best way forward for your business.  


How could Mark help you?


Dispute Resolution

If you have reached an impasse in a commercial relationship, Mark can help you find a way forward. Mark is a recognised problem solver with the ability to weigh up both sides of situations, helping to find a way forward that avoids formal conflict.

International Expansion, Market Entry & Growth Strategy

There’s never been a better time for your business to enter Asia and the Middle East. Mark advises businesses of all sizes on international expansion, including market entry strategies with a view to minimising risk and maximising returns. Mark can also assist with market exit strategies which are designed to protect reputational capital.


Commercial Negotiation and Mediation

Need a hand with commercial negotiations? Mark is a skilled negotiator and mediator, having been instrumental in the development of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration and Mediation Centre, and will help you to find a solution to even the most challenging of situations.


Other ways that Mark could help:


  • Government affairs

  • Issue advocacy

  • Regulatory proceedings

  • Partner identification and vetting

  • Executive positioning and reputation management

  • Opportunity and risk assessments

  • Economic, political, sectoral, and regulatory analysis


If you would find out more about how working with Mark could help your business, please get in touch.

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