Mark Beer is Co-Chief Executive and Registrar General of the DIFC Courts in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mark is also a Judge of the Courts’ Small Claims Tribunal, a Member of the Rules Subcommittee, Registrar of the Special Tribunal Related to Dubai World and Chief Executive Officer of the Dispute Resolution Authority.In 2010 Mark was appointed for a year's term as a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the International Legal System, and he remains a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Expert Network for Justice.Markwas Vice-President of the Middle East for the International Association for Court Administration (IACA) until 2015, and is now the President-Elect, taking office as President of IACA in 2018.Mark is also a member of The International Council of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Under Mark's direction, the Courts have secured a reputation as one of the most efficient and advanced commercial courts in the world. He has overseen the launch of various firsts for the Middle East, including a Code of Professional Conduct, a Pro Bono programme, a common law training academy and a Wills and Probate Registry. He has played a key role in the development of the Courts’ many formalised relationships with partner judicial systems and was involved in negotiating the memoranda signed with courts in New York, England & Wales, Shanghai, South Korea, Singapore, Kenya and Australia. He has also been at the forefront of the Courts’ commitment to service excellence, with the DIFC Courts becoming the first court in the world to receive accreditation pursuant to The International Standards for Service Excellence, and the first non-Federal entity to receive 5 Stars under the UAE's Government Service Rating Scheme.
Mark has also overseen the implementation of anelectronic case management system to enhance the efficiency of the Courts’ operations, making the DIFC Courts one of the first paperless courts in the world.