Mark Beer OBE to join Outer Temple Chambers
Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that Mark Beer OBE, has accepted an offer to join Chambers on a Professional Associate basis, with immediate effect.
Mark is President of the International Association for Court Administration, a visiting fellow at Oxford University and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Expert Network.
He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Global Legal Action Network, advisor to the Board of Resolve Disputes Online, a member of The Innovation Working Group of the Task Force on Justice focussed on addressing UN SDG 16.3 and a member of the International Council of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Mark served as the Chief Executive of the Dubai International Finance Centre’s (DIFC) Dispute Resolution Authority, Registrar General of the DIFC Courts and a Small Claims Tribunal judge for over 10 years, recently returning to the UK.
During his 21 years in the United Arab Emirates, Mark also held various board positions, including four years as Chairman of the British Business Group, Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Before joining the DIFC Courts in 2008, Mark served as Regional Counsel for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, and then Vice President, Sales and Corporate Services, for MasterCard. Prior to that, he started out in his career as a company and commercial lawyer for Edge and Ellison before joining Clyde & Co in Dubai. He has also worked as corporate finance lawyer at Man Investments in Switzerland.
With an in-depth knowledge of the Middle East and surrounding areas, Mark’s association with Outer Temple Chambers will allow him to assist us greatly with our work in the region and with other exciting commercial projects and initiatives.
Joint Head of Chambers Andrew Spink QC commented: “Mark is a very welcome addition to our growing set and we are very pleased that he will be joining the strategic network of Professional Associates at Outer Temple Chambers. Mark’s particular breadth and depth of knowledge of the DIFC and other related areas, means that he is very-well placed to support our solid and steady growth in the region.”
Mark Beer said: “Having seen the pioneering and innovative spirit with which Outer Temple Chambers operates, and the high quality of legal advice it provides to clients around the world, it is a pleasure to join as a Professional Associate. Outer Temple Chambers was the first Barrister’s Chambers to open an office in the UAE, and the first in the region to have a permanent QC based in the Middle East: I’m looking forward to many more firsts, taking the best of British legal advice to support global commerce.”
Mark is now based in Oxford, UK and will be a valuable addition to Outer Temple Chambers on both a domestic and an international level.