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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The cosmetics market in China is growing bigger each year. To address issues such as product safety and quality, the PRC authorities finally passed new regulations to better regulate the cosmetics...

30 June 2020

Fighting with your Chinese partners in post-COVID China can be a disaster... if you let it. Many international companies are finding their relationships with Chinese JV partners or investors in a...

24 June 2020

Increasing numbers of international businesses are looking at China as a means to expand their footprint but also as a new revenue stream. Why contracts matter in China...

18 June 2020

China’s efforts to increase cybersecurity and protect privacy are accelerating. Autonomous cars collect and transmit masses and masses of data.

16 June 2020

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