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 automotive, autonomous cars, consumer, life sciences manufacturing and tech. 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. Since 1993 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 lived full time in Shanghai from 1993 until 2018 and 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’s role is to support companies to engage in investment and trade between China and Europe.

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Legal insights

The growth of the digital economy has led governments around the world to seek to regulate cybersecurity and privacy of individuals.

15 September 2021

The manner in which China will regulate data security in the automotive industry has become much clearer.

24 August 2021

In 2021, China finally ended mandatory animal testing for most types of cosmetics products. However, it is not only rabbits that have reason to rejoice.

17 August 2021

A number of offices operated by international organizations in China have been recently visited by Chinese Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers for operating in a non-compliant manner.

11 August 2021

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