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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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

By: Mark Schaub, Iris Feng and Serena Guo The past five years witnessed a boom in the online education sector in China with annual revenues increasing from RMB 122.54 billion in 2015 to RMB 269...

28 November 2019

Christian Cornett, Corporate partner in Frankfurt, contributed an article to M&A Management with Xu Ping and Mark Schaub, Corporate partners in China.

12 March 2015