Areas of Practice
Mark Schaub specializes in foreign direct investment, M&A, compliance, intellectual property, and private equity investment in China.
He has advised on foreign investment projects in major sectors including retail, power, media, internet, renewable energy, transportation, automotive, and manufacturing. Transaction sizes have varied from USD140, 000 to over USD1.5 billion. He is familiar with China issues faced by companies of all sizes as well as issues Chinese companies face on their overseas acquisitions.
Mark has been a lead counsel for clients in acquisitions, M&A projects, IP/technology licensing, compliance, restructuring, fraud investigations, distribution, as well as day-to-day corporate advice.
Mark joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2000. He was the first foreign lawyer to join King & Wood Mallesons China. Prior to this, he worked in well-known German and American law firms in their Shanghai offices. Mark has consistently been awarded Asia Law's "Lawyer of the Year" for corporate work in 2003, 2004 (also for M&A), 2005, 2006 and 2010.
He has lived and worked in Shanghai since 1993 and speaks English, German, and Mandarin.
In addition to his work as legal counsel, Mark has been appointed as a director to joint ventures and WFOEs in sectors as varied as energy, manufacturing, retail, and mining. He was also appointed as liquidation chairman of a major multi-million USD Sino-foreign joint venture.
In 2007 Mark's first book, "China: the Art of Law – Chronicling deals, disasters, greed, stupidity and occasional success in China" was published by CCH and became one of CCH's best-selling titles. In 2010 he also wrote "Foreign Investment in China: Entry, Operation and Exit Strategies" for CCH.