Areas of practice
Mark Schaub specializes in foreign direct investment, cross border M&A, intellectual property, and private equity investment in China.
He has advised investment projects in a wide variety of sectors including retail, automotive, autonomous cars, blockchain，fintech and manufacturing. Transaction sizes have varied from USD 500,000 to over USD 1 billion. He is familiar with China issues faced by companies of all sizes. He has advised on foreign investment projects in all major sectors across China with a cumulative value exceeding US$ 20 billion.
Mark has been lead counsel for clients in acquisitions, M&A projects, outsourcing, OEM contract manufacturing, technology licensing, compliance, restructuring, joint venture disputes, fraud, distribution, as well as day-to-day corporate advice.
Mark has been living full time in Shanghai from 1993. He joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2000. He was the first foreign lawyer to join our firm. Prior to this, he worked in the Shanghai offices of well-known German and US law firms. Mark has been consistently awarded Asia Law's “Lawyer of the Year” for corporate work. Since August 2018 Mark has been splitting his time between London and Shanghai.
Mark speaks English, German, and Mandarin.