Mark Schaub

Schaub, Mark

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.

Work Experience

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, Frankfurt and Shanghai. 

Mark speaks English, German, and Mandarin.

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Legal insights

Across all metrics (age, location, social class, income level, etc.), digital is changing how we work, consume entertainment, learn, shop and communicate

20 May 2020

Part 1: China as a Technology Superpower with an appetite for foreign technology

05 May 2020

Education APPs, in particular those targeted at children, are very popular in the education sector in China in recent years. Despite combining the sensitive areas of telecoms and education, the...

23 January 2020

China’s government does actively direct industrial policy and the recent Industrial Structure Adjustment Guidance Catalogue (2019) (“2019 Industrial Catalogue”) issued by China’s National Development...

17 January 2020

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