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 UK economy remains open for business and overseas investment although since November 2020 there are new controls on FDI will need to be navigated as updated in March 2021 as below. By way of...

24 May 2021

The emergence of China as an economic superpower is undoubtedly the main story of the 21st century.

20 April 2021

China’s version of NASDAQ was established on July 22, 2019 and has been spectacularly successful. China has become the center of global capital raising with 40% of global IPOs in 2020 taking place in...

10 February 2021

Increasing numbers of British schools are looking at China as a means to expand their educational footprint

27 February 2020

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