“Disruption – Courts of the Future need to be disruptive, breaking free of what we designed 200 years ago. Law firms will need to adapt or die.”
Mark BEER is a solution orientated, innovative and client-centric lawyer with experience working in big law firms, in-house, in finance, in Government and in the judiciary.
His extensive, global and diverse experience allows him to find answers where others find problems, and has led him to be twice named as one of the 'Top 50 most influential Brits in the UAE', as one of the 100 most influential people in Dubai and by Forbes Middle East as one of the top 50 most influential expats in the UAE.
Mark BEER was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her 2013 Birthday honours list for his work in strengthening relations between the UK and the UAE, was twice shortlisted by the Law Society of England and Wales as the UK's Solicitor of the Year – In-House, and in 2018, Mark was awarded The Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East Achievement Award for his work in developing Dubai's judicial system.
Mark BEER lives in Oxford, UK, with his wife and family. He has a diverse portfolio of global clients and is considered to be one of the top speakers, panelist and host in his areas of expertise. His experience is also available to clients for workshops, masterclasses and boardroom advisory requirements. Mark is available for speeches either on site or virtual events.
Topics and areas of expertise
• Blockchain – how to succeed in a deglobalising world reflecting on the echoes from the last period of deglobalisation (1929-1971), the use of Smart contracts and cryptoassets to avoid nation state interference, how to access China's USD6trn Belt and Road Initiative and de-risking global commerce.
• Disruption – Courts of the Future need to be disruptive, breaking free of what we designed 200 years ago. Also, how law firms will need to adapt or die.
• Future & Trends - especially in the legal and justice sectors
• Diversity & Inclusion– Building a diverse team. The business, legal and commercial all need to address this and how it will look; the impact if not done well.
• The Rise of Central Asia
• Accessing the Middle East, especially the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Speech Titles (typical)
• De-coding the future :
• Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
• The Future of Commerce
• Accessing Emerging Economies
• How to succeed in the Middle East
• The future of Justice
• The future of the law and law firms
• Leading through the storm
• Courts of the Future
• The rise of Central Asia
• Making money in China
• The future of contracting
• The rise of Saudi Arabia and how to succeed in the Kingdom
Categories for search
• Leadership – leadership through change, leadership through a storm
• Entrepreneurs – how to make business more secure
• Tech & Digital – especially in the context of the law, law firms and justice
• Economy & Geopolitics – especially China and its Belt and Road Initiative
• Future Trends – especially law and justice
• Management Challenges – handling political interference
• Society : The Big Debates – AI judges and lawyers ? Robotic judges ? The death of lawyers ? The future of the law. The future of justice.
Masterclasses on Change and Boardroom Advisory
• Artificial Intelligence
• Asia – especially Central Asia and how to do business more profitably by reducing risk
• Banking – the future of banking and regulation
• Blockchain – especially Smart Contracts and access to justice
• Customer Experience – especially in the Justice sector
• Digital– especially for the legal and justice sectors
• Digital trends - especially for the legal and justice sectors
• Emerging Markets – especially how to do business more profitably by reducing risk
• Emerging Markets
• Future – especially as it relates to legal systems and justice systems
• Global Trends
• Leadership – particularly in challenging environments and through change
• Machine Learning – in the context of courts, the legal system and robotic judges
• Middle East – how to succeed
• Organisation – how to build a solid one using enthusiasm
• Smart Cities – especially smart courts and smart legal systems
• Technology – in the context of law and justice